Man jumped by 8 men at about 2:30 a.m. Thursday on East University
A man reported that he was jumped by 8 men this morning in the 600 block of East University Avenue near the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor police said.
The 22-year-old man and one of his friends left a pizza restaurant at 2:30 a.m., when the men started following him and calling him names, police spokeswoman Lt. Renee Bush said.
One of the men pulled a knife, Bush said. The men started punching the victim and knocked him to the ground, police said.
Bush said the victim's friend intervened and pulled at least one of the men away, bringing an end to the attack. The victim called 911. Several patrol cars were in the area and officers were on scene in less than a minute, Bush said, but did not see any groups of men.
The victim had bumps over each eye and a small cut under his left eye, Bush said. It's unclear why he was targeted. Nothing was taken from him.
Anyone with information can call the police department's tip line at (734) 794-6939.
Lee Higgins covers crime and courts for AnnArbor.com. He can be reached by phone at (734) 623-2527 and email at firstname.lastname@example.org.