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Man attacked in Portland’s East End, police investigating possible connection to recent assaults

Police said they have increased patrols in the areas where the attacks occurred.
Police said they have increased patrols in the areas where the attacks occurred.(Gray tv)
Updated: Jun. 11, 2021 at 6:24 AM EDT
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PORTLAND, Maine (WMTW) - Portland police said they are investigating an attack on a man in the city’s East End Wednesday night.

Officials said the 33-year-old victim said he was sitting on a bench at Fort Sumner Park when he was in the head from behind with a blunt object.

The man took himself to a hospital where he was treated and released, police said.

Police said they are investigating whether this recent attack is connected to three other assault cases.

On Tuesday night, a 24-year-old woman reported that she was attacked from behind on Brackett Street in the city’s West End.

Police said a 32-year-old woman was attacked just after midnight on May 29 on North Street.

She was attacked from behind, as well, and hit multiple times.

On May 5, a 28-year-old woman said she was attacked on Gray Street.

In that case, the woman said she was tapped on the shoulder from behind and hit in the face.

“Such random assaults are not commonplace in the city of Portland,” said Chief Frank Clark in a statement. “Our officers and detectives are working diligently to identify the person or persons responsible for these cowardly attacks and hold them accountable for their actions.”

Police said they have increased patrols in the areas where the attacks occurred.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 207-874-8575.

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