Police seek public’s help identifying man who allegedly assaulted a woman outside Dana-Farber

Police are urging anyone with information on the suspect to contact detectives.

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Boston police are turning to the public for help identifying a man who allegedly struck a woman as she stood outside the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute on Monday. 

“This was an unprovoked attack,” police said in a news release Saturday. 

Officers said they initially responded to a report of a verbal dispute around 10:06 a.m. Monday near 450 Brookline Avenue in Boston, but when they arrived, they discovered a woman had been assaulted around the corner on Jimmy Fund Way. 

The suspect, who officers described as a Black man wearing an all black jumpsuit, allegedly ran up to the victim and struck the right side of her head with his fist. 

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He then reportedly ran down the street and took a right on Brookline Avenue. 

The woman, police said, was treated for minor injuries at a nearby hospital. 

Police are urging anyone with information on the suspect to contact detectives at 617-343-4275. Anonymous tips may also be submitted by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1-800-494-TIPS, or by texting ‘TIP’ to 27463.

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