Boston Police Searching For Suspect Who Attacked Elderly Man With A Hammer

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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Boston Police are asking for the public's help in identifying a suspect accused of attacking an elderly man with a hammer.

The incident happened in Dorchester shortly before 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 20 near Columbia Road and Washington Street.

The victim said a man got out of his car, approached and hit him in the leg with a hammer before fleeing the area. The victim was taken to a local hospital.

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The suspect is described as a black non-Hispanic man, between 40 and 50 years old, about 6 feet tall, and weighing 200 pounds.

Anyone with any information is asked to call Boston Police District B-2 Detectives at (617) 343-4275.

You can also leave a tip anonymously by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1 (800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463).

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