Police Look for Man in Connection With Casino Assault

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    State Police are looking for a man in connection with an attempted armed robbery and assault at Mohegan Sun Casino early Saturday morning. 

    The victim told police that a man approached him when he left one of the casino’s elevators on the 19th floor of the Mohegan Sun Casino hotel at 6:02 a.m.

    He said the man hit him from behind with a handgun as he walked toward his hotel room, held him at gunpoint and demanded money.

    Authorities said the victim sustained minor injuries.

    Police obtained surveillance video of the man believed to be the assailant leaving the casino on foot.

    Police are looking for a thin, 6-foot-tall man who was wearing a black jacket and jeans.

    Anyone who recognizes him should call State Police at (860)848-6500.