ST. LOUIS (CBS St. Louis) — St. Louis authorities are dealing with a potential “Knockout Game” attack.
KMOV-TV is reporting that a 23-year-old college student was ambushed and punched on Arsenal at Brannon in south St. Louis Monday.
Police believe the woman was part of the “Knockout Game” trend that has been sweeping the nation.
“I dropped immediately to the ground and screaming and crying and everybody just scattered,” the unnamed victim told KMOV.
The attack happened early Monday morning while she was walking to a car. On her way, she recalled that she was trying to maneuver through a large crowd on the sidewalk.
The woman suffered a double fracture of the bone under her left eye.
This recent attack is among several “knockout style” attacks reported in St. Louis.
In May, 20-year-old Elex Murphy was convicted of second-degree murder in the “Knockout Game” killing of 72-year-old Hoang Nguyen in 2011 in St. Louis.
Similar incidents have taken place in New York and Washington, D.C. over recent weeks.
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