Elderly man assaulted, left in critical condition

By Jennifer Petracca


Providence Police are investigating after an elderly man was assaulted and left in critical condition Friday night.

The victim, a 78-year-old male, was sitting in the area off the Branch Avenue Exit on 95 when he was punched by a unidentified male.

Police say that the victim usually sits in that area with a sign asking for money.

He was transported to Rhode Island Hospital and remains in critical condition with a life-threatening head injury, according to police.

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