Video of unprovoked violence shows attacker, accomplice, police say

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MADISON, Wis. - Police released surveillance video of a man investigators believe attacked another man from behind in downtown Madison while he was walking early Friday morning.

The Madison Police Department said it's looking to identify the man shown in surveillance images related to the attack at 2:16 a.m. in the Hawthorne Court area.

Police said a 24-year-old was walking alone when he was struck from behind in an unprovoked attack. Police said the primary attacker is shown in the video and two still images wearing a hat. The accomplice is wearing white shoes.

Following the unprovoked attack, the accomplice ran his hands on the victim's pockets. Police said it doesn't appear anything was taken.

The man who was struck suffered significant facial injuries. He wasn't able to tell officers what happened, but police followed a trail of blood to Hawthorne Court to find the area of the attack and tracked down the surveillance video.

Tips can be called into Madison Area Crime Stoppers at 608-266-6014.