Saturday, September 02, 2006

Mystery Surrounds Attack On National Guardsman

Pierce County, Washington police are investigating a brutal attack on a National Guardsman. The soldier, who was attacked while wearing his uniform, claims he was beaten by a group of anti-war thugs who called him a "baby-killer". A witness had cast doubt on the Guardman's testimony, that witness has now contradicted his own testimony and the police are back at "square one":

The witness told police he saw several men in uniform beat a man in civilian clothes, but later changed his account to back the guardsman.

Investigators said the witness's stories were inconsistent with the guardsman's, and they are back to "square one" in the investigation.

A story headlined "Witness Claims Guardsman Attack Not What It Seems", presumably referring to the witness above, has shown up on Google searches since the day the attack was reported, but the URL of the story turns up broken.

Bizarrely, the father of Jon Lester, a young and promising starting pitcher for the Red Sox recently diagnosed with cancer, is a sergeant with the Pierce County Sheriff's Department.

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