Kirkland authorities seek help in identifying a man involved in a downtown assault, police said.

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Kirkland police are searching for an unidentified man wanted in connection with an assault last month that left another man seriously injured.

About 1 a.m. Sept. 19, near the intersection of Kirkland Avenue and Lake Street, the victim left a bar with three people he’d just met when the altercation began, according to a Police Department news release.

Video footage obtained by investigators shows the assailant knocking the victim to the ground with a punch to the face, and then continuing the assault, police said. The victim, whose name has not been released, suffered head and facial injuries and has no memory of the attack, police said.

Police described the assailant as a white man between the ages of 35 and 40, 5 feet 10 inches tall with a muscular build and goatee. Police also released surveillance images of the man.

Anyone with information about the incident, or who can identify the assailant or others who witnessed the incident, are encouraged to call Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound at 800-222-TIPS. A $1,000 reward is offered for information leading to an arrest and charges.