Police: Homeless man critical after assault in Mount Clemens

Charles E. Ramirez
The Detroit News
Macomb County Sheriff

A homeless man remains in critical condition after being assaulted near the Macomb County Circuit Court building in downtown Mount Clemens, police said Thursday.

The attack happened Tuesday, according to officials with the Macomb County Sheriff's Office. A witness to the assault called 911, they said.

Deputies responded at about 9:30 p.m. to the area of 40 N. Main St. in Mount Clemens for a report of a man who had been assaulted lying on the ground, authorities said.

They found a 45-year-old male known to the deputies as a homeless man and who appeared to have a bloody nose and swollen eyes, police said. The victim was unable to answer any of the deputies' questions and was taken to a hospital to be treated for his injuries. 

Deputies found a second witness to the attack as well as surveillance video of the incident, officials said.

Detectives have identified the suspect but aren't releasing his name at this time, police said. They plan to present their findings to the Macomb County Prosecutor's Office to determine what, if any, charges will be filed.


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