Reno Police seek help identifying suspects in attack on journalist

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Reno Police are seeking public help in identifying two people they say are suspects in an attack on a journalist.

The attack happened May 30 after demonstrations in downtown Reno devolved into rock throwing and vandalism.

Journalist Don Dike-Anukam was covering the chaos for the website www.ThisisReno.com when he was knocked to the ground and beaten.

The attack happened on First Street as Dike-Anukam was shooting video of people who were breaking windows and vandalizing City Hall.

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“The depicted suspects (see photo) battered the journalist, who was in front of City Hall, due to him recording their actions damaging City Hall,” police said in an announcement accompanying the image. “Detectives are seeking the assistance from our community in order to identify these suspects.”

The suspects appear to be a man and a woman. Anyone who can identify them is asked to contact the Reno Police Department at (775) 334-2115, or Secret Witness at 322-4900, www.secretwitness.comm, or text the tip to 847411.

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