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Vernon Man Arrested in Rhode Island Assault

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VERNON, Conn. (AP) _ Vernon police have arrested a local man for his alleged involvement in the assault of a Brown University basketball player hospitalized with severe head injuries.
Police said Tuesday they arrested Tory Lussier at his home. Providence, R.I., police hold a felony arrest warrant for the 25-year-old Lussier.

He was being held at the Vernon Police Department as a fugitive from justice on the Rhode Island warrant and awaits extradition.
It wasn’t known if he’s represented by a lawyer.

No other details were immediately available.

A spokesman for Rhode Island Hospital said Wednesday that 21-year-old Joseph Sharkey of Norwood, Mass., remains in critical condition.

Police say a man hit Sharkey in the head on Sunday morning as he spoke with a group of women. Authorities say an altercation took place shortly before.

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