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Police looking for man behind random attack in Burlington

Published: Oct. 6, 2021 at 11:29 PM EDT|Updated: Oct. 7, 2021 at 5:39 AM EDT
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BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - Police are looking for a man who they say randomly attacked a woman in Burlington on Wednesday, sending her to the hospital with serious injuries.

*A warning the video may be disturbing.*

Burlington police say at about 6:30 a.m., the man walked up to a woman at 100 Cherry Street and hit her in the face and head with a cleated aluminum snowshoe multiple times.

They say the woman has serious injuries to her face and went to the hospital.

Police say the attack was unprovoked and the woman was just sitting on the ground eating food.

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The suspect is described as a Black man, between the ages of 25 and 35, with a medium build and a large beard.

Police said this was the only call they have had regarding this type of incident and there is no reason to believe there is a threat to the public.

Anyone with information is asked to call the police at 802-658-2704.

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