Bangor police investigating Essex street assault

Posted May 25, 2012, at 5:43 p.m.
Last modified May 25, 2012, at 7:51 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — The Bangor Police Department is investigating an assault late Friday afternoon that sent a man to the hospital, Bangor police Sgt. Ed Potter confirmed Friday evening.

The assault, initially reported as a possible stabbing, occurred shortly before 4 p.m. at an apartment building on Essex Street, near the intersection of Garland Street.

Potter said that a man, whose name is being withheld, was taken from that location to a Bangor hospital for treatment of facial injuries that were not considered life-threatening.

No other details were released Friday night. However, the assault remains under investigation by the police department’s Criminal Investigation Division.

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Earlier Friday evening, Bangor police Sgt. Catherine Rumsey said it was not clear if the stabbing was related to a group fight involving about a dozen people on Center Street that took place at around 2:15 p.m.

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