Suspects sought for attack on veteran outside 7-11 store

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Westland Police are looking for information on three men suspected of assaulting a military veteran outside a convenience store early Thursday morning.

A 25-year-old Livonia man told police he was at 7-Eleven, 160 S. Venoy, just before 2 a.m. when three men began harassing him inside the store.

A short time later the men followed him outside the store into the parking lot, the Livonia resident told police. The men, described as being in their 20s, apparently noticed military insignias on the man’s vehicle and began to make derogatory remarks about the man and the U.S. military.

The three suspects then attacked the victim by punching and kicking him, police said. The suspects left on foot while the Livonia man followed as he attempted to call police. The Livonia man told police the three suspects turned and attacked him again, knocking him to the ground while punching and kicking him.

The victim was able to seek assistance from a resident in the nearby neighborhood who called the police. The Livonia man was transported to the hospital by Wayne-Westland paramedics. He had sustained a broken nose, lacerations to the face and mouth and head injuries, police said.

Surveillance video is being reviewed by police in an attempt to identify the suspects. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Westland Police Department at 734-722-9600.

Courtesy of Observer & Eccentric

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