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O'Briens on Main Street on Tuesday afternoon. (photo by Brandon Wise)

PUBLIC SAFETY FACILITY — Santa Monica police are asking for the public’s help to find a suspect who allegedly assaulted a 46-year-old man outside a Main Street pub, leaving him in critical condition.

The assault occurred on May 6 around 1 a.m. outside O’Brien’s Irish Pub & Restaurant in the 2900 block of Main Street, said SMPD spokesman Sgt. Richard Lewis.

The victim was allegedly drunk and collided with the suspect, Lewis said. The suspect became upset and pushed the victim several times, knocking him to the ground, rendering him unconscious.

The victim, whose name was not released, remained in a coma at a local hospital Tuesday, Lewis said.

The suspect was described as an African-American male 25 to 30 years old, 5 feet 10 inches tall, having a stocky, muscular build and short black hair. He was wearing a white “V neck” shirt and dark jeans. He was with a woman who was described as having blond hair.

Anyone with information on the case is urged to call Det. Michael Bambrick at (310) 458-8932, Sgt. Ira Rutan at (310) 458-8959 or the Santa Monica Police Department at (310) 458-8495. Anyone wanting to remain anonymous can call (800) 78-CRIME (27463).

kevinh@www.smdp.com

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