A Columbus man was allegedly attacked by a man armed with an iron pipe early Friday morning, police said.
According to a police report, the 20-year-old man was walking on 24th Street between 14th Avenue and 15th Avenue at around 1 a.m. when the incident occurred.
He told police a man known to him as "Fatty" rode up to him on a bike and started arguing with him for no reason. The man said tried to walk away, but the suspect jumped on his back and tried to put him in a choke hold.
After a brief struggle, the suspect left on his bicycle, police said.
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The suspect returned to the area a short time later and the two men started fighting again. According to the report, the suspect pulled an iron pipe about two feet long and one inch in diameter out of his pants and struck the man on the left side of his head.
The man left the scene and went back to his house on 29th Street. He said he did not immediately call police after the incident, because he had been drinking and a friend told him "cool off before calling the cops." The man reported the crime when he woke up the next morning and saw a knot on the left side of his head.
The man told police he knew the suspect lived on 14th Avenue, but he did not know his real name. When police went to the house on 14th Avenue, they were unable to make contact with a suspect.
The case remains under investigation.