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Medical resident student needs surgery after being attacked at Pontiac bus stop, police say

Oakland County deputies search for bus stop attack suspect

A man suspected of attacking a medical resident student Oct. 23, 2019, at a Pontiac bus stop.
A man suspected of attacking a medical resident student Oct. 23, 2019, at a Pontiac bus stop. (WDIV)

PONTIAC, Mich. – A medical resident student needed surgery that resulted in his mouth being wired shut after he was attacked at a Pontiac bus stop, police said.

The alleged attack happened at 2:23 p.m. Oct. 23 at the 10 Water Street bus stop in Downtown Pontiac, according to authorities.

The student left work at McLaren Oakland Hospital and went to the bus stop, officials said. Another man approached him, repeatedly punched him and stole his iPhone 11, officials said.

Police said the student had extreme injuries that required surgery to his jaw and resulted in his mouth being wired shut.

Authorities describe the attacker as being about 18 to 20 years old with a thin build. He was between 5 feet, 10 inches and 6 feet tall, officials said. He was wearing a pink hooded sweatshirt with a black design on the front, black sweatpants, flip flops and a black backpack.

Police said he was riding a dark-colored BMX-style bicycle with red rims.

Deputies are asking for the public’s help in identifying the man. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP. Callers can remain anonymous.

A man suspected of attacking a medical resident student Oct. 23, 2019, at a Pontiac bus stop.
A man suspected of attacking a medical resident student Oct. 23, 2019, at a Pontiac bus stop. (WDIV)
A man suspected of attacking a medical resident student Oct. 23, 2019, at a Pontiac bus stop.
A man suspected of attacking a medical resident student Oct. 23, 2019, at a Pontiac bus stop. (WDIV)
A man suspected of attacking a medical resident student Oct. 23, 2019, at a Pontiac bus stop.
A man suspected of attacking a medical resident student Oct. 23, 2019, at a Pontiac bus stop. (WDIV)
A man suspected of attacking a medical resident student Oct. 23, 2019, at a Pontiac bus stop.
A man suspected of attacking a medical resident student Oct. 23, 2019, at a Pontiac bus stop. (WDIV)

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