Man riding bicycle in Kalamazoo, Mich., beaten unconscious by some 50 teens

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KALAMAZOO, Mich. Police in Kalamazoo, Mich., are investigating a case in which a 50-year-old man riding a bicycle was attacked and beaten unconscious by 40 or 50 teens.

The motive for the attack Tuesday evening was not known.

The man remained in hospital on Wednesday.

Police spokesman Lt. Tom Hemingway says investigators are still interviewing witnesses and that no arrests had been made.

Witnesses told investigators the attackers knocked the man off his bike and began beating him.

Police said he was hit in the head with a bottle and then kicked and punched as he lay in the street.

His bicycle, which police say was stolen, was found later.

Hemingway said the unseasonably warm weather drew many people outdoors, and police had been dispersing large groups of young people in the city all afternoon.

You just cant be everywhere at once, Hemingway said. We had officers just a couple of blocks away when the attack happened.

Kalamazoos high on Tuesday was 17 Celsius, according to the National Weather Service. Its average high for the date is less than 2 C.

Organizations: National Weather Service

Geographic location: Kalamazoo, Mich.

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