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Police: Man dressed as priest sought for Halloween assault

November 6, 2015

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — Durango police are investigating an assault that involved a priest, a pope and a Good Samaritan.

Sgt. Deck Shaline tells The Durango Herald (http://goo.gl/TmzyKa ) the suspect, who was dressed as a priest for Halloween, punched the victim and knocked him unconscious, then kicked him in the head several times early Sunday morning. The suspect was seen after the assault entering a bar accompanied by another man who was dressed as the pope.

Shaline says a Good Samaritan who intervened in the attack prevented the injuries from being much worse. The victim, whose name has not been released, was hospitalized but has since been released.

The assault happened while officers were responding to several other 911 calls around town following the zombie march on Halloween.

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Information from: Durango Herald, http://www.durangoherald.com

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