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Police roundup: Sept. 24

Man beaten, knocks on doors for help

LORAIN — A 50-year-old man was rushed to a Cleveland hospital Friday night after he was severely beaten.

Residents on the 2900 block of Oberlin Avenue called police because the man was banging on doors asking for help.

Ronald Workman of Lorain told police he was using the restroom at Central Park when five males walked into the restroom and started to beat him up, a police report said. Workman said he managed to get away and began knocking on several doors in the neighborhood when he realized his injuries were quite severe.

He was taken to Community Health Partners in Lorain before being flown to Cleveland MetroHealth Medical Center for further treatment, the report said. Workman suffered a fractured nose, fractured left shoulder, five broken ribs and a punctured lung, the report said.

His condition was not available as he was not listed as a patient Saturday evening, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Workman told police he did not know the males who assaulted him. No arrests have been made.

Police investigate assault at bar

LORAIN — A Lorain man who said he was assaulted by three men at an East 28th Street bar was treated for a possible fracture to his eye socket, a Lorain police report said.

The man said he was at Lucky Lou’s at 2 a.m. Friday when the men started taunting him for no apparent reason. The man ignored them, but the attackers responded by punching and kicking him and knocking him to the ground, the report said.

The victim’s friend stepped in to help him, and one of the attackers pulled out a handgun and threatened to kill the two men if they did anything, the report said. The attackers then fled the scene.

The victim was taken to CHP Regional Medical Center for treatment, and police are reviewing a video surveillance tape that may have recorded the incident, the report said.