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Video: Cyclist Viciously Attacked For No Apparent Reason

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A cyclist in El Monte was brutally beaten by a group of men for no apparent reason.A cyclist was headed West on Elliot Avenue near Taylor Avenue in El Monte on April 6 around midnight when a group of men in a passing car yelled something out their window at him, KTLA reports. The car then turned around and began to follow the cyclist before stopping next to him. Three men got out of the car. Surveillance footage shows the cyclist tried to run, but the group caught up to him at Elliot and Continental Avenues and began viciously attacking him. Police say the men punched and kicked the victim several times, and also stabbed him with a weapon at least 15 times, CBS LA reports.

The name of the vicim has not been released, but he has been described as a 36-year-old man from South El Monte. He is currently in a hospital in stable condition. Police are not sure why he was attacked and have noted that he is not involved with any gangs.

The police are looking for five men. The driver of the car has been described as a Hispanic man between 30 and 35 years old, 5'9" with a heavier build, dark hair and a mustache. The second suspect is a Hispanic man between 20 and 25 wearing a dark T-shirt with a white image on the back. The third suspect is a Hispanic man between 20 and 25 in a dark hoodie and dark pants. The fourth suspect is a Hispanic man between 20 and 25 in a medium-colored hoodie and light shorts. The final suspect is a Hispanic man between 20 and 25 in a light-colored hoodie and shorts.

The car is described as a 2013 or 2014 four-door, black or gray Honda Civic. Anyone with any information should call the El Monte Police Department at 626-580-2109.

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