The assault occurred in the 200 block of Locust Lane near the intersection of Highland Avenue. The victim was found lying in the roadway unconscious. The victim did regain consciousness on scene and was transported to the Mount Nittany Medical Center by Centre LifeLink, where he was found to have serious head injuries. He was then transported by Life Flight to Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, PA.
Investigators believe several persons, including the victim, were involved in a verbal fight. As it progressed, the victim was hit by an unknown suspect causing him to fall backwards striking his head and rendering him unconscious. A witness reported the suspect who struck the victim and another male fled the area prior to police arrival.
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