Investigation ongoing after man assaulted in Asheville Mall


    Asheville police are working with the Asheville Mall to see if video footage of the incident is available. This incident is currently under investigation. (Photo credit: WLOS staff)

    ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- A man was assaulted in the Asheville Mall Friday at around 6 p.m., police confirm.

    The man's injuries were found to be minor after an EMS check, and no charges have yet been filed in the incident.

    A group of teenagers walked through the mall on Friday, and one of them made inappropriate comments to a woman who was there with a man, police said. Police say that when the man tried to defend her, one of the teenagers from the group punched him in the head, knocking him out.

    The suspect who punched the man fled the scene, police said.

    The victim wasn't transported to the hospital.

    Asheville police are working with the Asheville Mall to see if video footage of the incident is available. This incident is currently under investigation.

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