Police: Troy assault victim clings to life

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TROY, NY – An assault victim clings to life after a physical confrontation
in Troy early Saturday morning, police say.

Troy Police were notified at approximately 1:15 a.m. of a 40-year-old male
in the emergency room at Albany Medical Center. Police were told that the
victim's condition would most likely be fatal.

However the victim is currently on life support and is alive.

Police say the incident happened at the bridge area over the Poestenkill
Creek on Fourth Street between Canal Street and Ida Street. The scenario
leading to the incident appears to be along the lines of an argument which escalated
to a physical confrontation.

The victim appears to have suffered injury to the head inflicted by a blunt
instrument.

Detectives are currently conducting interviews with witnesses. However
police say the witnesses have questionable identification and do not speak
English.

Police say they do not see any extended threat to the safety and well-being
of neighborhood residents.

The incident is still under investigation. Stay tuned for updates.

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