BOSTON (CBS) – An 82-year-old man was surrounded and assaulted by a group of people riding off-road motorcycles and ATVs in Boston last Thursday. Police are asking the public for help in identifying suspects.
The victim, a man from Brookline, sustained serious injuries and remains in hospital. He is expected to survive.
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State Police said the man was driving his 1996 Buick Century when 30 to 40 motorcyclists and quads forced him onto the sidewalk. Several of the suspects then started smashing the windows of the victim’s car.
Police said the group followed the victim, then the group surrounded and attacked her.
“He rolled down his window to ask occupants of another car to call 911,” state police said. “As the window of the victim’s car was rolled down, one of the bikers, a man, approached him on foot and started hitting the victim through the open window.”
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The suspects also threw a piece of pipe and a large rock through the windows of the car.
The victim was able to go to a convenience store where Boston EMS intervened and transported him to the hospital.
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Police released surveillance footage of the group of runners but not of the attack. Anyone who witnessed the attack or has photos or videos is urged to contact state police.