COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Garden of the Gods is one of the most picturesque and well-known locations in all of Colorado. It also was the scene of an attack on Wednesday night by an assailant in a clown mask.
Police confirmed a person was assaulted by a person wearing a clown mask on Wednesday night on Garden of the Gods Road just before 8 p.m.
Reports show the attack victim and his wife walked along a bike path when two men, one wearing a clown mask, approached.
In the reports, police say the victim's wife explained her husband first asked who the two were, including the man in the mask. Neither replied.
The victim then took a preemptive strike, hitting the masked clown, who attacked him back.
According to the Colorado Springs Gazette, the victim suffered a deep cut to his head and had to have stitches on his ear.
Police said the victim, who first responders rushed to a local hospital, did not cooperate with hospital staff. They say he became aggressive.
Officers are investigating, but have not released any additional details.