DENTON, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Police in Denton said they are investigating an assault at a Buc-ee’s that was captured on video Saturday afternoon.
Police said they responded to the Buc-ee’s in the 2800 block of South I-35E at around 12:40 p.m. A victim told officers he was assaulted by an unknown male.
According to police, the victim told officers he and a friend saw a group of President Donald Trump supporters and that a verbal argument ensued.
We are aware of an assault that occurred at Buccee’s in our city this afternoon. A report has been taken and detectives are conducting an investigation. If you have information, please call Denton Police at (940) 349-8181. The suspect is in the brown/red hat and black t-shirt. pic.twitter.com/WfaifE1qKu
— Frank Dixon (@Chief_Dixon2746) October 3, 2020
During the incident, police said the victim reported being punched in the face by one of the supporters. Police said officers saw an abrasion below the victim’s right eye brow and a broken tooth.
Police said they received video of the incident that had been circulating on social media.
In an update Saturday evening, police Chief Frank Dixon said the suspect was identified and that detectives were working on obtaining an arrest warrant. The chief said the suspect is not a resident of Denton.
The suspect in today’s assault has been identified and detectives are in the process of obtaining a warrant for his arrest. He was not on scene when officers arrived on the initial call, and he is not a resident of Denton. We will update when he is in custody.
— Frank Dixon (@Chief_Dixon2746) October 4, 2020
Anyone who may have information on the incident or the suspect is asked to call police at 940.349.8181.