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CLEVELAND -- Police are looking for a bicyclist whom witnesses say assaulted a man using a cane to cross the street on June 20.

Police say that on June 20, a white man, 57, was crossing the street in the area of Detroit Road and West 25th Street, using a quad cane.

According to witnesses, he was approached by a black man who yelled something at him and then punched him in the face. The victim then fell and struck his head on the ground.

The bicyclist then returned to his bicycle and rode northbound on West 25th Street.

The bicyclist is described as black, about 40 to 50 years old, just under 6 feet tall, weighing about 175 to 200 pounds, wearing a blue t-shirt, black athletic shorts, a black or gray bicycle helmet and riding a black bicycle.

The victim is white, 57, about 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighing 180 pounds, with blue eyes and grey/brown hair and beard.

He remains at MetroHealth Medical Center in critical condition.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Second District Detective Bureau at 216-623-5218.

 Anonymous information can be given to Crime Stoppers by calling 216.252.7463 or via text message: text TIP657 plus your message to Crimes (274637).

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