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Temple Student Attacked With Pipe; Police Searching For Teens

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) -- Philadelphia police and Temple University police are looking for a group of teens responsible for attacking a student last week just off campus.

Authorities say a teen beat student Eli Glovas-Kurtz multiple times in the head with a pipe. Glovas-Kurtz, 20, was rushed to the hospital and spoke to Eyewitness News about the attack.

"I'd probably just ask why. They didn't take anything from me. They just beat me," Glovas-Kurtz said.

Authorities say the attack happened near 12th and Oxford, just a block from campus about 8:30 p.m. on Nov. 7.

"The taller kid among the four turned to my side and just punched me in the back of the head," he said.

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After the punch, he was hit three times in the head with a pipe. He fell to the ground, but he was still conscious. He got the attention of a security guard who called an ambulance. Glovas-Kurtz says he's thankful for the security guard who happened to be in the area.

"After they went away, I just said thank you so much for being here because if you weren't then I would have been as good as dead. Who knows what would have happened if no one was there," he said.

A law enforcement source tells Eyewitness News detectives are looking for witnesses or any surveillance video that may exist. About an hour later a homeless man was attacked near campus. Detectives believe the same teens are responsible.

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Patrols were out on campus Wednesday night making sure students stayed safe. A Temple spokesman calls the attack serious and says students can always call for transportation through the university.

If you have any information about this attack, call Philadelphia Police at 215-686-TIPS (8477) or Temple University Police. You can remain anonymous.


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