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Police seek man who threw near-fatal punch on Santa Monica Big Blue Bus earlier this month (video)

A man remains in critical condition after a fight on a Santa Monica Big Blue Bus earlier this month, and LAPD detectives are asking the public’s help in finding the man who threw the last punch.

Video surveillance captured the April 5 fight, which police say began after the victim, Luis Contreras, stepped on the foot of his assailant. The two exchanged words, then began shoving. Contreras was knocked backwards out the bus’ side door and hit his head on the curb.

In video footage released yesterday by Los Angeles police, the assailant is seen stepping over Contreras’ sprawled body. He then peers down at him for a moment and walks away.

“As a result of the fight, victim Luis Contreras suffered a serious head injury and is now fighting for his life at a local hospital,” police said in yesterday’s statement.

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