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.

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

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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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