ST. CLOUD - A St. Cloud woman says she stepped outside for a cigarette and was beaten by several men with baseball bats.

The incident happened at about 4:20 a.m. this (Thursday) morning in the 500 block of 54th Avenue North.  The 30-year-old woman says a white four-door car pulled up and four men got out and beat her with aluminum bats.

The suspects are described as white men, in their late 30s to early 40s, large build, two were bald.  One of the men was wearing a bandana with a Confederate flag on it.

The victim was treated at St. Cloud Hospital for non life-threatening injuries.