A man from Bridgeton was last reported to be in critical condition following an assault in the city last weekend.

Last Saturday night, August 12th, at around 11:30, officers were called to Myrtle Street where they found an unconscious 35-year-old man who was being treated by Bridgeton Fire/EMS.

The victim, according to police, did not exhibit any signs of injury and was transported to Inspira Vineland for treatment. A short time later, ER staff contacted police and advised that the victim was in critical condition with a serious head injury.

Police say their investigation determined the victim was assaulted near the 200 block of Walnut Street.

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Late Thursday afternoon, Bridgeton Police arrested 25-year-old Julio Morales-Amilcar and charged him with aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a weapon, and possession of weapon for an unlawful purpose. Morales-Amilcar was processed and committed to the Cumberland County Jail.

The victim is currently being treated at Cooper Hospital in Camden and is listed in critical condition.

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