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Harrisburg police seek witness to assault

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) -

Harrisburg police are looking for a woman who witnessed an attack in the city Saturday night, but left the scene before officers arrived at the scene.

Police said Monday that the woman spoke to a night shift patrol officer who stopped in the 100 block of Locust Street on his way to work, but she refused to wait for responding on-duty officers because she didn't want to get involved.

She told the patrol officer that a man in a red car stopped, got out of his car, and punched the victim in the face. She said the victim then fell onto the roadway and his attacker drove off, according to police.

The patrol officer had heard the radio call for the assault and went directly to the scene because he is a trained emergency medical technician and was just two blocks away, police said.

The 59-year-old victim was admitted to Harrisburg Hospital and remained unconscious in the intensive care unit as of Monday afternoon, police said. His name was not released.

Investigators are urging the woman who witnessed the attack, or anyone else with information, to call Harrisburg police at 717-255-3154 or 717-255-3114.

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