Woman Knocked in Head During Columbia Heights Attack

By Mila Mimica
|  Friday, Nov 15, 2013  |  Updated 11:38 PM EDT
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Woman Knocked in Head During Columbia Heights Attack

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In what is being called a suspected "knockout game" attack, a D.C. woman says she was struck in the back of the head by a group of men in Columbia Heights this week. 

"Knockout game" gained national attention after two teenagers in Syracuse, NY struck a 51-year-old man so violently last May, he died from his injuries.

According to previous reports, the "point" of the game is for a group to knock out an unsuspecting victim with one punch. The game has been a suspected motive in attacks in Chicago, Pittsburgh, St. Louis and in Brooklyn, where some are calling it an Anti-Semitic hate crime.

A D.C. woman told News4 she was walking in the 3200 block of 14th Street NW in Columbia Heights around 10 p.m. Thursday when a group of about 8 men came up behind her on bikes. As they passed, one of the men reached out and punched her, hard, in the back of the head then rode away.

The incident was first reported by DCist.com.

Although the "knockout game" has been suspected in this attack and many others across the country, it's tough to prove unless the suspect admits that is what they were doing.

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