Homeless Man Assaulted in Harvard Square

Officers from the Cambridge Police Department responded to an assault in progress in Harvard Square at about 11 p.m. last Saturday night, according to a CPD report.

The victim, a homeless man who normally stays at the Boston emergency shelter Pine Street Inn, was kicked and punched by several other homeless men who fled the scene before police could arrive, according to the report.

“I was asleep when three or four guys jumped me,” said the victim, according the police report. “They were kicking me in the head and punching me.”

When police arrived, the victim was reportedly bleeding from the mouth, and had sustained recent bruising to the head.

No description of the assailants was obtained from the victim. However, the CPD dispatch informed the attending officers that the assailants may have been accompanied by some pit bull dogs, the report said. The victim said he never got a look at the men who assaulted him. Officers searched the area, but were unable to locate any potential suspects.


—Staff writer Brett Dowling can be reached at Follow him on Twitter @brettjd1996.



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