Bat-wielding man assaults 12-year-old boy in Lethbridge, police say
Investigators say victim was walking to school on city's south side
Police are looking for the culprit behind a morning assault that left a 12-year-old boy with minor injuries and a smashed phone in Lethbridge, Alta.
Officers responded around 7 a.m. on Monday to a report that a young male had been assaulted by a man in the 1100 block of Glacier Drive South.
Investigators say the boy was walking to school when he was approached by a man holding a baseball bat and yelling at him in an aggressive fashion.
A foot chase followed, according to police, with the boy being pushed to the ground and his cellphone smashed. The boy suffered minor injuries from the assault.
Police are looking for a man aged 20-30 with a thin build. He may have been wearing a dark-coloured hoodie and a hat at the time of the assault.
Lethbridge is about 220 kilometres southeast of Calgary.