An unknown suspect tried to strangle a 55-year-old man on Beacon Avenue on Tuesday, Columbus police said.
The man, who police said isn’t injured, was sweeping leaves outside his home around 5:30 p.m. when the suspect approached him from behind and grabbed his neck. The victim pulled free and he chased the suspect north on Beacon, reports state.
Police said the suspect said nothing coherent during the incident.
There have been no arrests, reports state.
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Police said the suspect is a slender white man in his late teens. He’s 5-foot-8 and wore a black jacket and black pants.