Man with facial injuries claims he was attacked by 3 men

Man with facial injuries claims he was attacked by 3 men
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A Madison man who suffered facial injuries told police three men attacked him Monday afternoon.

Madison police said officers responded to a hospital Monday at about 9:45 p.m. after a 23-year-old battery victim arrived with significant injuries to his face.

The man told police he was attacked by three men sometime between 4 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. while he was in the parking lot of Pizza Pit Extreme at 1614 Monroe St.

The man told police one of his assailants had asked him for bus money, and that he was assaulted following the request.

According to the report, there were no independent reports of a disturbance or a battery during the timeframe provided by the injured man. Officers were unable to find a crime scene and a detective couldn’t find surveillance video that showed a crime taking place.

Alders alerted neighbors in the Vilas and Greenbush neighborhoods about the alleged attack via email.

“I think it’s good that they get at least some information out so that neighbors are aware of it and can be on heightened alert for at least the next couple of weeks while the investigation is going on,” said John Perkins with the Greenbush Neighborhood Association.

The man said he didn’t initially want to report it to police, but he did so at the urging of family. How the man was hurt continued to be investigated Tuesday, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Madison Area Crime Stoppers at 608-266-6014.