Bad stuff last night on the 4400 block of Magnolia. Around 11:30, a Pizza Hut delivery man was attacked by three men and left lying injured, in a pool of blood, on the sidewalk. Gathering from what readers have written to us, there was a tremendous response: marked and unmarked police cars, a fire truck, and an ambulance, which eventually took the victim away. A witness says, "We saw the police confiscate several weapons from a man who was on his knees. The area was then taped off and under investigation for several hours."
[UU Note: We can't help but wonder if the same idiots in the area have upped the game they were playing last year.]
Shortly thereafter, a reader on Dover observed a heavy police presence. "Tonight around 11:30 PM on Dover between Sunnyside and Montrose there were several police, in cars and on foot, clearly looking for someone... shining spotlights and flashlights on the street and in the alleys."
We don't know if the Dover search was related to the Malden attack, but the timing makes it seem likely.
If anyone has any details about the condition of the driver or the attack, please leave it in the comments. We hope for his recovery and survival.
Remember, Beat 2311's CAPS meeting is Tuesday night, 7pm, at Truman College.