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Police Seek Help Locating Suspect in Attack on Conservative Activist at UC Berkeley

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    Police Looking for Man Who Attacked Conservative Activist in Berkeley

    A man working at a table for a conservative student group in UC Berkeley was out on Sproul Plaza when a political argument turned violent. Jean Elle reports.

    (Published Friday, Feb. 22, 2019)

    University of California at Berkeley police are asking for help locating a man suspected of injuring another man at a table for a conservative student group on Upper Sproul Plaza.

    Someone called police at 3:29 p.m. Tuesday to report a disturbance on the plaza. A UC Berkeley student who witnessed the attack told officers that two men had been fighting.

    On the plaza, officers found an injured man who said he had been punched several times. The victim told police he was at a table for the student group Turning Point USA when two men came up to the table and started arguing.

    Video Shows Attack at UC BerkeleyVideo Shows Attack at UC Berkeley

    Video provided by Alexander Szarka shows an attack at UC Berkeley's Sproul Plaza.

    (Published Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019)

    The victim started filming the argument with his phone and apparently a fight began when one of the two men slapped the phone out of the victim's hand.

    The suspect knocked over the table for Turning Point and the pair struggled over the phone. Then the suspect punched the victim several times, injuring the man's nose and eye, police said.

    The suspect left the plaza before officers arrived.

    On Friday, police said a possible suspect in the attack has been identified. Police said the suspect is not a student or affiliated with the university.

    Police are asking anyone who has information about the case or the man in a photo released by the campus Police Department to call them at 510-642-6760.

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