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Man has nose bitten off, won't talk of it

JUNEAU, Alaska, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Someone bit off a piece of an Alaska man's nose, and police want to find the assailant -- except the victim refuses to talk about it, authorities say.

The unnamed 40-year-old was missing the tip of his nose when police in Juneau answered a call about a possible assault about 2 a.m. Tuesday, the Anchorage Daily News reported.

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He said he was attacked by one or more people in a downtown park but refused to give specifics, police spokeswoman Cindee Brown-Mills said.

"There was lots of blood and he was holding towels to his face," Brown-Mills said.

Police say they suspect alcohol was involved in the assault.

A search of the park found the missing part of the nose, which was rushed to a local hospital where doctors worked to reattach it.

It was uncertain if the surgery was successful, the Daily News said.

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