Police have released surveillance images of a man believed to be in his twenties who’s wanted for brutally punching and kicking the face of elderly pro-lifer outside a Baltimore Planned Parenthood last month; the suspect also knocked out cold another elderly pro-lifer in the same attack, a witness said.
WMAR-TV reported that a $2,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the suspect’s arrest.
The suspect was described as a 20-something white male with brown hair, a full beard, and standing about 6-feet tall, WBAL-TV said, adding that he was wearing a gray T-shirt, blue jeans, and brown shoes. He was last seen walking westbound on Mulberry Street, the station said, adding that anyone with information is asked to call police.
Those who know the suspect’s identity or where he can be found are asked to call Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7Lockup, WMAR added.
TheBlaze previously reported that Mark Crosby, 73, and Dick Schafer, 80, were outside the Planned Parenthood on North Howard Street on the morning of May 26 when the attack occurred.
Local pro-life advocate John Roswell told LifeSiteNews the assailant initially asked one of the Planned Parenthood escorts to hold his drink before lunging at Schafer “who believes his back was turned at that time to the assailant.”
“Mark, who was in the street, tried to go to Dick’s aid and was hit in the face, knocking him on the ground, and the man then kicked him in the head,” Roswell added to the outlet.
Police told WJZ-TV that video of attack “shows the suspect strike [Crosby] in the face with a closed fist as [Crosby] is on his back on the ground. The suspect is then observed standing up and with extreme force, kicks [Crosby] directly in the face.”
An anonymous witness added to WBAL that the attacker knocked Schaefer out cold: “He speared the one gentleman over that flowerpot into the window and knocked him out. He was out cold for several minutes.”
Schaefer told WBAL of injuries to his hand, shoulder, head, and back.
Roswell told LifeSiteNews shortly after the attack that Crosby’s “plate bone in his upper right cheek is completely fractured” and that he “is bleeding from some unidentified area behind his eye, and the bone eye orbit is completely shattered and will have to be replaced with metal.”
A GoFundMe was established to help with Crosby’s medical expenses.
The following is a news report that aired shortly after the attack: