SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A San Diego State student was punched in the face and knocked unconscious in a case of mistaken identity, University Police said Monday.
The assault happened between 1 a.m. and 2 a.m. Sunday, at on-campus housing. The victim told police he was sucker punched by the suspect, who was angry with another man.
The victim was unsure how many times he had been hit because he was knocked unconscious. The assault caused the left side of the victim's face to bruise and swell, police said.
The suspect was described as a clean-shaven, 21-year-old black male, who was about 6 feet-2 inches tall with an athletic build.
Cal Fire is at the scene of a 30 to 50-acre wildfire burning off State Route 94 near Church Road in the Campo Indian Reservation.
Sunshine and higher temperatures are making the return to San Diego County Saturday after intermittent drizzle across the region on Friday.
President Donald Trump is portraying the Islamic State group's ouster from its Syrian stronghold as a milestone in the U.S. fight against terrorism and a step toward a political transition and lasting peace in Syria.
The San Diego Police Department announced Saturday that officers will step up pedestrian safety enforcement operations.
The San Diego Gulls allowed power-play and shorthanded goals in the first period and an empty-net goal in the third in a 4-2 loss to the Stockton Heat Friday night at Stockton.
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