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Bicyclist severely beaten near Sunset Park

Bicyclist severely beaten near Sunset Park

By Molly Waldron. CREATED Apr 24, 2013

 Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- A bicyclist was hospitalized after being severely beaten near Sunset Park on Wednesday evening.

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police said a driver was involved in a hit-and-run crash on I-215 just south of East Warm Springs Road. The driver exited on East Warm Springs and lost control of the car, crashing into a tree. 

The driver then got out of the car and attacked a bicyclist, attempting to steal the bike. 

Nearby citizens stepped in to stop the man until police were able to arrest him near East Warm Springs and South Tamarus Street.

The bicyclist was left severely beaten and was taken to Sunrise Hospital to be treated.

Police said the suspect was high on narcotics.

Action News will update this story as new information becomes available.