MASON CITY – Emergency responders were sent to a reported assault on South Monroe Avenue Monday night, but the alleged assailant had fled before police arrived.
Monday night at about 8 PM, Mason City police were called to 207 South Monroe Avenue to investigate a call from a man who claimed another man had just beat him up. A police officer responded to the scene, and an ambulance parked in a dark parking lot a block south, engine running, as the situation was investigated. Soon, a second police car was dispatched to the house.
Police were inside for several minutes asking questions and appeared to be taking notes. A few minutes later, the ambulance rolled up to the front of the house and fire department personnel went inside, where they remained for several minutes. The male subject refused medical treatment.
Police told NIT Tuesday that they determined that the resident was uncooperative in providing any further details as to the alleged assault, and that he “appeared to be intoxicated”.