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Durham police: Man attacked on American Tobacco Trail

Posted September 14, 2013

— A man was taken to the hospital Saturday afternoon after being attacked on the American Tobacco Trail near South Roxboro Street, Durham police said. 

Officers responding to the area found the man at about 12:35 p.m. The man, whose name was not released, was taken to the hospital for the treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. 

Investigators said the man was attacked with a stick or rod-like object. No suspects have been arrested, and authorities did not release information about a motive. 

Anyone with information about the attack should call the Durham Police Department at 919-560-4415 or Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200. 

Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases and callers never have to identify themselves.


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  • deansquishman Sep 17, 2013

    As a regular user of the trail I recognize it's potential for crime---and as such have prepared myself appropriately to deal with it ---it's as dangerous as any sidewalk when nobody is around---enjoy

  • lopo Sep 16, 2013

    Wonder what demographic he was

  • 68_dodge_polara Sep 16, 2013

    Again? But the mayor says the trail is safe...

  • kbkline Sep 16, 2013

    They're unarmed because of the stup!d laws saying you can't carry on public trails. I don't use the trails any more but if I did I would carry. I agree that people need to stay off. Sad to say because it is a very nice trail.

  • scott34 Sep 16, 2013

    simple: if you want to be a target and statistic,walk or run the trail. When will you people learn to defend yourself and solve this problem. These unarmed and unprepared citizens are making this a target rich enviroment for criminals,thats why it continues to happen.