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District police are hunting for the person or persons who attacked a man found unconscious over the weekend just blocks from D.C.'s Eastern Market.
Friends in the Capitol Hill neighborhood identify the man as 29-year old Thomas Maslin. Maslin was attacked sometime late Friday after returning from the Washington Nationals game and a post-game stop with friend at a Pennsylvania Avenue SE tavern, according to the Metropolitan Police Department.
First calls to police reported that Maslin was suffering from a seizure. When they arrived on the 700 block of North Carolina Ave. SE, they found the victim unconscious, the result of being struck on the back of the head with a blunt object, investigators say. Maslin underwent brain surgery over the weekend. The victim reportedly tried to get help from several neighboring homes on the block before passing out, accoding to NBC Washington.
Although there have been no homicides in the Eastern Market neighborhood so far this year, there has been a sharp rise in robberies in the area along with an uptick in armed and unarmed assaults, according to MPD.
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