Kittanning man treated following fight
KITTANNING — A 40-year-old Kittanning man is suffering from a broken nose, fractured eye socket and multiple stitches after as he told police, he was attacked by a man he did not know while walking in the borough early Monday morning.
The victim, who spoke on condition that he not be named for fear of reprisals, said the incident happened while he and a female companion were walking north past the Post Office on North McKean Street at around 1 a.m.
According to the victim, the assailant approached him saying: “I want to fight you.”
The victim said he started to turn away when he heard the comment but was attacked.
Kittanning Police Chief Bruce Matthews said the department received a report of a fight involving two males at around 1:15 a.m.
By the time the officers arrived at the scene, the assailant had fled and the victim was bleeding from the nose, said Matthews.
The victim, who initially refused medical treatment, agreed to be transported by ambulance to ACMH Hospital when he couldn't stop his nose from bleeding.
Matthews said the assailant was described as being about 5 feet, 7 inches tall, with a stocky build and a shaved head and wearing gray shirt and shorts.
The victim, who had trouble speaking because of his injuries, said he had to go on short term disability because his job specifies he can't work while having open wounds on his body.
Matthews said anyone with information is asked to call Kittanning Borough Police at 724-543-1538.