LAKE WORTH (CBSMiami) – Authorities are searching for a man accused of assaulting a Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office deputy.
While conducting a routine business check, the deputy was flagged down by an unknown black male in the alleyway of 1011 7th Avenue South in Lake Worth.
Upon making contact with the suspect, the deputy was ambushed and struck in the face with a blunt object.
It was later determined that the object was a “shank/nail.”
The deputy was transported to the hospital and treated before being released.
The suspect remains on the loose and is described as a black male, 5’8” with a slim build and scruffy beard.
He was last seen wearing a black short with white letters/logo on the front and unknown colored denim shorts.
The suspect fled on foot and was last seen running eastbound from the alleyway where the assault took place.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-TIPS.
There is a $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.