Sketch released of wanted subject in baseball bat attack

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - New Orleans police release a sketch of a person wanted in the vicious attack against a bicyclist in Treme.

Police say the man in the composite sketch stalled a bike rider on Esplanade Avenue and North Robertson Street early Friday morning while another person struck the victim with a baseball bat.

The man in the sketch is said to be around 18 years-old, about six foot tall and 170 pounds.

The other person is described as 16 years-old or younger and about 5'5" to 5'7" and about 170 pounds.

Police say two bicyclists were attacked Friday morning. They believe the two incidents are related.

In both cases, investigators say the attackers beat the cyclists with a baseball bat.

The first victim suffered a fractured jaw while the second victim suffered a fractured skull.

Orleans Parish District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro says when captured the two could face serious punishment.

Anyone with information on either of the attacks is asked to call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111.

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