Police searching for suspect in life-threatening assault near Colorado trailhead

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The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a suspect involved in an assault that occurred Tuesday near a trailhead in Colorado Springs.

According to an official press release, authorities were notified of an assault at about 5:30 PM on Tuesday. The victim was in the area of I-25 and the Martin Luther King (MLK) bypass, near the trailhead parallel to Fountain Creek.

The victim, who has been identified as an adult male, was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening wounds.

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office say they believe what occurred was an “isolated incident” and there is not a threat to the community.

The trailhead referenced is a downtown Colorado Springs trailhead that provides access to a greenway trail that’s highly connected with the rest of the city. This portion of the trail runs alongside a creek, allowing trailgoers to access recreation areas to the west and to the north of downtown.

The investigation into this incident is active and ongoing. Investigators ask anyone who may have been in the area or who has information regarding this incident to contact the Sheriff’s Office Tip Line at 719-530-6666.

This is a developing story. More information will be added as it becomes available.


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