Police in Iowa say Man in Bar Was Knocked Unconscious for Saying ‘All Lives Matter’

Motion blur of speeding ambulance
Motion blur of speeding ambulance

Rochester police say a 25-year-old man was knocked unconscious and suffered a serious eye injury after a bar fight Saturday.

According to CBS affiliate KIMT in Iowa, the victim was assaulted outside of Top Shots bar around 1:30 a.m. Saturday after saying “All lives matter” to a group of people. The group became agitated and a suspect punched the victim, knocking him unconscious.

Medical personnel who helped the victim told police that his eyes weren’t responding properly and the man said he couldn’t see.

The suspect, who’s described as a 6-foot black man with dreadlocks wearing a red shirt, reportedly fled north after the incident.

Police are investigating and searching for the suspect.

SOURCE: CBS Minnesota