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Tommy, Blackhawks’ mascot, part of action in alleged attack

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Tommy Hawk, the Chicago Blackhawks mascot, greets young hockey players in the tunnel before the end of the first period of a game between the Blackhawks and the Colorado Avalanche at the United Center on December 23, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

CHICAGO — The Chicago Blackhawks’ 4-3 loss to the Winnipeg Jets was just the beginning of their mascot’s woes.

Chicago police say they were called to a disturbance Friday at United Center. A fan had attacked mascot Tommy Hawk.

But a video of the fracas posted on social media shows the festooned bird picking up and body-slamming the patron and throwing a few punches with the man on the ground.

A Blackhawks spokesman says team officials are gathering facts and would not comment further.

Authorities described the alleged attacker as a white male. He is 18 to 20 years old, 5-foot-5 and about 160 pounds.

No arrests had been made as of Saturday night.

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