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July 13, 2017 - Boulder Police Investigate Assault on the Boulder Creek Path

Media Contacts:
Shannon Cordingly, Police and Fire PIO, 303-441-3370
Sarah Huntley, Media Relations, 303-441-3155

Boulder police investigate assault on the Boulder Creek Path

Boulder police are investigating an assault that occurred on the Boulder Creek Path just south of the Boulder Public Library, located at 1001 Arapahoe Ave., at approximately 9:20 p.m. on July 12. 

A 53-year-old man was walking his dog when he heard footsteps behind him and was then bumped into. The suspect fled east on the bike path. The victim chased after the suspect for a short time and then stopped when he discovered that he was bleeding. The victim felt pain but did not initially know that he was stabbed. The victim called police while en route to Boulder Community Health where he received treatment for a stab wound to the abdomen.

The suspect is described a tall and skinny white male wearing all black. At the time of the incident the suspect had a square black backpack with white trim on the top and sides that was the width of the suspect’s shoulders.

Boulder police will continue to have an increased presence on the creek path and near the civic center.

Anyone with information regarding the possible identity of the suspect is asked to call the Boulder Police Department at 303-441-3333. Those who have information but wish to remain anonymous may contact the Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Tips may also be submitted through the Crime Stoppers website at Those submitting tips through Crime Stoppers that lead to the arrest and filing of charges on a suspect(s) may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000 from Crime Stoppers.

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