SAN JOSE -- A 22-year-old man who suffered head injuries during an attack on the San Jose State University campus may know the suspect, according to police.

The man, who was hospitalized with non-life-threatening wounds after having his head bashed into a sidewalk during a confrontation at about 8:35 p.m. Tuesday night, is not a student and has no affiliation to San Jose State, according to university police Capt. Frank Belcastro.

Police believe the victim and suspect were part of the same group of people walking through campus when the altercation occurred, Belcastro said. The victim was injured on the sidewalk outside the science building on South Fourth Street.

"There is some indication the victim and suspect are known to each other," Belcastro said. "It doesn't appear to be a random attack. From what we can tell, there is no threat to the general population of San Jose State University."

The victim was walking with a group of people between the science building and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library when he got into an argument with another male, according to police.

The suspect and victim struggled in the grass on the east side of the science building and at some point the victim had his head slammed into the concrete numerous times, causing "multiple injuries to the victim's face," according to an alert the school issued.


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The alleged attacker ran south on South Fourth Street toward San Carlos Street and remains at large, according to the alert .

On July 18, a man was sitting on a campus lawn when he was reportedly pistol-whipped and robbed by three female assailants at San Jose State, according to campus police.

The man, who police say was not affiliated with the school, was sitting in a lawn area near the Tommie Smith and John Carlos statues when he was approached by three women. The man was hit in the face and had a backpack and laptop computer taken.

Anyone with information about the crimes is asked to call campus police at 408-924-2222.

Contact Mark Gomez at 408-920-5869. Follow him at Twitter.com/MarkMgomez.