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October 04, 2016

Police: Man wanted for knocking victim unconscious outside SugarHouse Casino

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100416_Agg_fishtown Philadelphia Police Department/for PhillyVoice

Police are asking the public for help Tuesday identifying a man who knocked another person unconscious outside a Philadelphia casino.

The incident occurred Sept. 26 around 6 p.m. at SugarHouse Casino located at 1001 North Delaware Avenue in the Fishtown section of the city.

Authorities said two men had a verbal altercation inside the casino. The victim, a 46-year-old man, exited the building but the suspect followed him. The suspect knocked the victim unconscious with a punch before fleeing the area.

The victim was taken to Hahnemann Hospital where he was treated for his injuries.

Police describe the suspect as a black man in his 40's with a dark complexion. He may have been with an unknown black woman, who is considered a person of interest.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the East Detective Division at (215) 686-3243/3244.