Police need help identifying suspect who cut victim outside downtown Austin bar


AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Austin Police Department is asking for public’s help in identifying a suspect accused of cutting someone outside a downtown Austin bar earlier this month.

The assault happened near 607 Trinity Street just after 3 a.m. on Feb. 6, police said. That’s in between East Sixth and East Seventh streets.

The suspect was outside of a bar when he went up to the victim and cut them, APD said. The suspect then ran to a late model, black Chevy Suburban or Tahoe and left. Right now, police don’t know what the motive was.

The victim was taken to Dell Seton Medical Center by Austin-Travis County EMS. His injuries were non-life-threatening. He has since been released, APD said.

The suspect is described as a white or Hispanic man with an average build around 18 to 25 years old. He was last seen wearing a blue hoodie with a white stripe, APD said.

The getaway car is described as a black, late model 90s to early 2000s Chevy Suburban or Tahoe. There was also faded paint on the hood and roof, police said.

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Austin police need help identifying this suspect accused of cutting someone outside a downtown Austin bar in early February. (APD Photo)

Anyone with information can call the Crime Stoppers tip line at (512) 472-8477. You may remain anonymous, and information leading to an arrest could be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

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