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Assault victim's condition improving, still hospitalized


STEVENS POINT, Wis. (WSAU) -- The victim of Monday’s assault in a Stevens Point park is recovering from his injuries. The 36-year-old hispanic man was attacked by numerous individuals near the Iverson Park ball diamond and playground area late Memorial Day Monday afternoon.

Stevens Point Police Sergeant Tony Babl cannot give the man’s name, but says his medical condition is improving.  “Well, the victim is at an area hospital. He was talking with detectives about what he recalls from the incident. He was being treated, and he is being kept for observation at this time.”

Police have not provided details of the attack, but one witness told WSAU that there were at least six caucasian men that focused their attack on the victim and quickly left the park. The witness says the victim had several gashes on the left side of his head, and one eye was bleeding badly being clubbed repeatedly. The victim has a son. The witness believes the approximately 8-year-old boy saw everything.

A vehicle used by the attackers was recovered, but no arrests have been made.

Babl says investigators have executed search warrants and have interviewed several witnesses. He says the victim was able to identify at least one of the suspects.

Sergeant Babl says detectives are still hoping more witnesses that saw the attack step forward.  “Absolutely. If there’s anyone that witnessed the incident, or has any information about the incident, they can definitely call our police department or call Portage County Crimestoppers, and you can remain anonymous, then.”

The Stevens Point Police Department phone number is 715-346-1500 You can also contact Portage County Crimestoppers anonymously at 715-346-1400.