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NJ Man Severely Injured After Fight At Del. Casino

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WILMINGTON, Del. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Authorities said a New Jersey man is in critical condition following an argument over a seat at a blackjack table at a Delaware casino.

Delaware State Police said the 48-year-old Sewell, N.J., victim got into a fight with another man at the Delaware Park Casino in Wilmington about 11:30 p.m. Thursday. The victim and Edwin Mitchell of Wilmington continued arguing outside, where Mitchell punched the victim in the face.

Police said Mitchell then struck the victim another four times, causing him to fall and strike his head on a concrete sidewalk.

The victim was taken to a hospital where he was in critical condition.

Mitchell was apprehended by casino security, and has been arrested and charged with assault.

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