MPD: Group punches, kicks man at house party

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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV)--- 27-year-old man showed up to the Stoughton Police Department early Sunday morning and claimed to have been battered and stabbed in downtown Madison.

Joel DeSpain, a spokesperson with the Madison Police Department (MPD), said the victim, who smelled strongly of alcohol, had a minor arm laceration and swelling above his eye. He could not remember much in terms of details. He said he had gone to a house party somewhere near State Street. As the gathering was breaking up, he said a group of men punched and kicked him. He later realized he also had suffered a cut to his arm.

DeSpain said officers with MPD were called to the Stoughton Police Department around 1:30 a.m.

Anyone with information is being asked to call Madison Area Crime Stoppers at (608) 266-6014.