Hartford DPW Worker Assaulted at Goodwin Park: Police

Hartford Police are investigating after a City of Hartford employee was assaulted at Goodwin Park on Saturday.

Officers responded to the Maple Avenue entrance of Goodwin Park for a report of an assault.

According to police, a City of Hartford Department of Public Works worker was closing the park gate for the evening when he was suddenly attacked by three or four men. The employee told police that he was punched and kicked several times all over his body and then the attackers fled on foot in an unknown direction. Police say the suspects' descriptions were limited, but employee believed they were all juveniles.

Citizens across the street say they did not see the assault, but one witness passing by told officers that he saw several juvenile males running from the park and then saw the DPW worker laying on the ground so he called police.

Officers say the incident was not captured on camera and a canvass was negative for suspects.

The employee was transported to Hartford Hospital and is listed in stable condition.

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