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Suspects arrested after violent assault on metro Detroit bowling alley employee

Posted: 3:02 PM, Oct 15, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-15 20:19:29Z
Suspects arrested in bowling alley attack
Suspects arrested in bowling alley attack

The Roseville Police Department says both suspects are in custody after a violent assault of a bowling alley worker on Wednesday night.

According to police, it happened around 11:45 p.m. Wednesday at Apollo Lanes on Gratiot.

Police say the employee asked the group to leave because they became unruly and then began creating a disturbance. 

When that happened, police say several members of the group surrounded the counter. While there, the first suspect reached out the counter and punched the employee, and the second suspect stepped behind the counter and "began violent assaulting the employee with punches and kicks to the face and body," police say.

Then, police say the first suspect walked behind the counter, picked up a barstool and threw it at the employee. He then picked up a bowling ball and smashed it on the back of the employee's head.

Police say the employee fell to the ground and both suspects continued kicking the employee in the head before fleeing the location. The 28-year-old employee was taken to the hospital, and has since returned home and is recovering from his injuries.

As of Monday afternoon, police say both suspects were in custody. A 31-year-old Detroit resident that threw the bowling ball is from Detroit and was in custody at another jurisdiction on unrelated charges and a 30-year-old suspect was taken into custody in Eastpointe.