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UC Police Want Public's Help to ID Battery Suspect

A man believed to be a Cal student attacked another man on Sproul Plaza earlier this month.

UC Berkeley police are asking for the public's help in identifying the suspect in a battery that took place on the campus's Sproul Plaza. The suspect is shown in the accompanying sketch.

According to police, the male victim was manning a table on Sproul Plaza about 2:24 p.m. on April 1 when he was approached by a man who asked him a question.

The two disagreed, and the suspect punched the victim with a closed right fist, knocking him to the ground, police said.

The suspect fled north, then turned east and was last seen at Bancroft Avenue near the south side of Hearst Gym. His knuckles were bleeding as he fled, according to police.

The attacker was wearing a blue windbreaker jacket with a front zipper and collar and denim pants, police said. He was carrying a dark-colored backpack at the time of the incident.

The suspect is believed to be a Cal student, possibly a junior college transfer, police said.

Anyone with information about the incidetn or the suspect is asked to contact the UCPD.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Tips can be sent anonymously via Caltip
Cal@tipnow.com
Or by calling UCPD main number:
(510) 642-6760
http://police.berkeley.edu/safetyinfo/how_to_report_crime.html

For additional information or questions, please contact Detective Quincy
Ruffin of the UCPD Criminal Investigations Bureau / Threat Management
Unit:

(510) 642-1606 or
quincy@berkeley.edu

Mary April 13, 2013 at 10:59 PM
Why did you use that awful sexist term "manning" a table? You could have said covering, handling staffing, etc.
Monica April 13, 2013 at 11:55 PM
Relax Mary. That IS proper English.
Ellen April 14, 2013 at 09:58 PM
Unfortunate for the victim here. Wonder which table and what the issue was? Might be of help finding the suspect. (Then again, it would probably just lead to senseless argument in the comments.) Please fix the typos in the article. Patch is a nice feature, but the misspelled words, typos and poor grammar are a distraction and unprofessional.
KuSean April 15, 2013 at 03:09 AM
Mary, The Patch changed the wording. The Police used the word "Tabling" take a look at the original... http://police.berkeley.edu/about_UCPD/news/news_130412.html
KuSean April 15, 2013 at 04:37 AM
Mary, The Patch changed the wording. The Police used the word "Tabling" take a look at the original... http://police.berkeley.edu/about_UCPD/news/news_130412.html

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