April 24, 2018
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Police investigate severe beating of Bangor man in his home

By Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN Staff

BANGOR, Maine — Police are looking for the people who beat a 37-year-old Hancock Street man in his home so badly Wednesday that he remained in the hospital Thursday afternoon with severe facial injuries, Sgt. Paul Edwards said.

“There [were] some fractures,” Edwards said. “It was a serious assault.”

Police were called to the man’s residence around 4:10 p.m. Wednesday, and the victim was taken quickly to nearby Eastern Maine Medical Center.

Edwards said the victim was at home alone when the attack occurred.

Police are not releasing how many people were involved in the beating, because the case is still under investigation, but Edwards did say, “These people all knew each other.

“It’s not a random act of violence,” he said. “It’s an isolated incident.”

Detectives with the Bangor Police Department’s criminal investigations division and the evidence response team were called to the scene. “Evidence was collected,” Edwards said, declining to specify what type.

A company truck was parked in the victim’s driveway Wednesday. Edwards said he was not sure whether the assault had anything to do with the business.

Those with information about the case are asked to call Detective David Bushey at the Bangor Police Department at 947-7385, ext. 95762. The department’s anonymous tip line can be reached by selecting ext. 6.

Edwards said the victim remained at EMMC on Thursday, but he did not know the man’s condition. An EMMC spokeswoman said Thursday afternoon that the hospital had no information on the victim’s condition.

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