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Police seek assistance in identifying burglary/assault suspect

Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a male who entered a southeast Austin residence Saturday night and assaulted one of the occupants.

According to Austin Police Chief David McKichan, police responded to a call at about 10:30 p.m. on Saturday at a residence in the 2000 block of Second Avenue Southeast. A 17-year-old female reported that an unknown subject was seen in the house and was confronted by a 41-year-old male relative. She said the man punched the relative several times, knocking him unconscious, before fleeing the residence. 

The male relative was transported to Mayo Clinic Health System-Austin.

There were no signs of a break-in and nothing appeared to be taken, McKichan said.

Witnesses described the assailant as possibly a white male with blue eyes and a chubby/bulky build wearing a black jacket, a black mask or scarf over his face, blue jeans and gloves.

McKichan asked anyone in the area at the time who may have seen something, or anyone living nearby that may have security camera footage of the suspect, to contact police at 507-437-9400. Reports can be made anonymously.