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Victim of weekend assault in Harrisburg still unconscious


The victim of an assault Saturday night in Harrisburg is still unconscious, according to police. Police received the call at 9:25pm Saturday for a man lying unconscious on the 100 block of Locust Street. A night shift patrol officers who was on his way to work  heard the radio call and responded.  The officer is a trained emergency medical technician and  was just two blocks away, when the call went out.  He attended to the unresponsive victim.  The officer spoke to a woman who said that she saw what happened. The witness said  a man in a red car stopped, got out of the car, and punched the victim in the face.  The victim fell and the assailant drove off.  The woman refused to wait for responding officers, citing that she didn’t want to get involved.  She left.  She is encouraged to contact any Harrisburg City police officer.

The victim was taken to the Harrisburg Hospital and was admitted.  He remains in the intensive care unit and is still unconscious as of Monday afternoon. The victim is described as a 59 year old black male, of no fixed address.

The investigation continues and anyone having any information on this is asked to contact Det. Jason Paul at 7171-255-3154 or email jpaul@cityofhbg.com or Lt. Robert Fegan at 717-255-3114 or email rfegan@cityofhbg.com to reach City detectives.

Anyone may also call the Dauphin County Police dispatch at 717-558-6900 and ask for a City detective.


1 Comment to “Victim of weekend assault in Harrisburg still unconscious”

    MyTakeOnIt said:
    April 8, 2013 at 7:28 PM

    yes, it's very rare. I'm sure there was some black mail 59 years ago, but you could not read the postmark on it.

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