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A random attack in NW DC

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WASHINGTON, DC - A random attack in Northwest DC.
    
A woman walking down the street was nearly knocked out.

Someone punched her in the back of the head.  Police call it "a simple assault" but the victim believes it's much more serious!

The young woman says it was just after 10pm Thursday night when she was walking to the bus on 14th street in Columbia Heights when she says a group of about eight guys came up behind her on bicycles.
    
As they went by, one of them punched her hard in the back of the head with a fist.  The blow didn't knock her down, but she says it was very painful and clearly intentional.

It happened so fast she didn't get a good look at her assailants, but based on their voices she thinks they were teenagers or young adults.

The victim reported this to police because she's heard of the knockout game around the country and wanted to get the word out in case it is spreading here.

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