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Justice Souter assaulted during jog

Police sources: Attack appears to have been random


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Supreme Court Justice David Souter suffered minor injuries in the attack, a spokeswoman said.

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- U.S. Supreme Court Justice David Souter was assaulted by two men Friday night and taken to a hospital with minor injuries, a court spokeswoman said.

The incident occurred while he was jogging about 9 p.m. Friday, said Kathy Arberg, a court spokeswoman.

Law enforcement sources told CNN the incident occurred near the Potomac River waterfront in southwest Washington, not far from Souter's home.

Arberg said that the motive was not robbery, but law enforcement sources said it appeared to be a random attack.

Arberg said Supreme Court police escorted the justice to Washington Hospital Center. He was examined and released about 1:30 a.m. Saturday.

He suffered "minor injuries" and is "feeling fine," Arberg said.

She could not characterize the nature or motivation for the attack, and said only that young men were involved.

Souter is an avid jogger.


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