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Suspect Sought in Serious Assault at Mass. YMCA

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    Police in Stoughton, Massachusetts, are looking for a man they say assaulted someone at a YMCA, causing serious injuries.

    (Published Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017)

    Police in Stoughton, Massachusetts, are looking for a man they say assaulted someone at a YMCA, causing serious injuries. 

    According to Stoughton police, the suspect was involved in a basketball game at the Old Colony YMCA last week around 8:30 p.m. when an argument broke out.

    The victim was attempting to break up the fight when the suspect allegedly walked over and punched him.

    The victim was transported to the hospital with a broken jaw.

    The suspect is described as 5'8" to 5'10", with a heavy/stocky build, a bald head, a big, bushy beard and tattoos on his left arm. He was wearing gray shorts and a blue shirt. He was originally wearing a hoodie but changed. 

    On the Stoughton Police Department’s Facebook post, police said the suspect should turn himself in, as their track record for arrests after asking for help from the social media community is "near spotless."

    Ellen Greene, Executive Director of the Stoughton YMCA branch, issued a statement saying her team was working with police in the investigation.

    "We are fully cooperating with local authorities to identify the perpetrator involved in this incident. We take the health and well-being of our members’ very seriously. Our thoughts are with the individual that was injured and we wish them a speedy recovery," Greene said.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 781-344-2424.

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