Santa Monica police are asking for the public’s help in locating a suspect wanted in connection with an assault that left a 46-year-old man in critical condition outside a Main Street bar early last month.

The incident occurred at about 1 a.m. May 6, when the victim became involved in an altercation with the male suspect after they left O’Brien’s Irish Pub & Restaurant, 2941 Main St., police said.

The victim was reportedly intoxicated and collided with the suspect, who allegedly became upset and pushed the victim several times, knocking him to the ground. The victim struck his head on the concrete rendering him unconscious and causing major head trauma, police said. He remains in critical condition at a local hospital.

The suspect is described as an African-American man, 25 to 30 years old, approximately 5-foot-10, with a muscular or stocky build, medium to dark complexion, and wearing a white “V neck” shirt and dark jeans, police said.

Police said that based on witness statements, it is likely the suspect had visited both O’Brien’s and the bar immediately to the north, Main on Main, prior to the incident.

Detectives are also trying to identify a woman who was with the suspect at the time of the assault for questioning. The woman is described as white, mid to late 20s, 5-foot-5, weighing 130 pounds, long blond hair in a ponytail, fair to light complexion, and wearing a light colored blouse with shoulder straps and unknown colored pants.

This investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact Det. Michael Bambrick at (310) 458-8932, Sgt. Ira Rutan at (310) 458-8959 or the Santa Monica Police Department (24 hours) at (310) 458-8495.

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