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According to the release, this appears to be an isolated incident and targeted attack.

The Harrisonburg Police Department is investigating an aggravated assault that took place Tuesday at the 7-Eleven on North Mason Street, according to a news release.

A male suspect entered the store and assaulted the clerk with a blunt object. The clerk sustained non-life-threatening injuries. The suspect was wearing blue jeans, black shoes, a mask and a parka.

According to the release, this appears to be an isolated incident and targeted attack. HPD doesn’t believe the community is at risk.

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The suspect was wearing blue jeans, black shoes, a mask and a parka.

Anyone with information regarding the identity of the suspect is encouraged to contact the Major Crimes Unit at (540) 437-2640. To remain anonymous, individuals can contact Crime Solvers at (540) 574-5050 or text “HPD” and their tip to CRIMES (274637).

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