Man attacked outside Dayton Islamic center

Islamic Society of Greater Dayton at 26 Josie Street (WDTN Photo/Chris Smith)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — A man is recovering after being attacked outside a Dayton Islamic Center.

Police were called to the Islamic Society of Greater Dayton located at 26 Josie Street around 3 p.m. Friday.

When officers arrived, they met with the victim who had dried blood on his hands and shirt along with several cuts on his face. He told police he was outside the center talking to two men about recent events in Libya when one of the men became angry and punched him five to six times in the face. They then ran from the area.

The victim was taken to Miami Valley Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Police are still looking for suspects. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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