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Elderly man shoved into the street, police searching for suspect

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Elderly man shoved into the street, police searching for suspect

Police need your help to find a suspect who shoved a 70-year-old Bellingham man to the ground last weekend.

It happened on Friday morning in the 2900 block of Northwest Avenue. During some sort of confrontation on the sidewalk, the suspect allegedly pushed the elderly man into the street. The victim fell on the pavement and hit his head. Medics transported the man to a hospital and he is expected to be okay.

Bellingham Police Sergeant Ken Brown says they have a description of the suspect thanks to witnesses who snapped photos of the man before he took off on his bicycle.

He is described as a white man in his 30s, about 5-foot-8 with dark hair. He wore a black baseball cap with a white emblem on the front, a dark T-shirt and khaki cargo pants. He rode off on a black Diamondback mountain bike with red handlebars and wheels.

Anyone who may know the suspect or see him can call the What-Comm dispatch center to provide information. Calls can be made to 911 or the non-emergency line at 360-676-6911.