UPDATED: Thursday, 9:50 a.m.

LEWISTON — Police are investigating after a man died at a hospital following a fight at a Lisbon Street apartment house Wednesday.

Shortly before 5 p.m., police went to 738 Lisbon St., a multifamily apartment house a short distance from Sand Hill Road. Police said there had been some type of altercation there during which Louis St. Pierre, 60, collapsed. He was taken to Central Maine Medical Center by his family, where he later died.

It was unknown how his death was related to the altercation. The man, police said, had a history of heart problems. There were no visible marks on him, police said, but they stressed they are awaiting results of an autopsy.

St. Pierre lived at that address.

“This fight allegedly started in the hallway area and then out into the driveway,” Lt. Michael McGonagle said.

Thursday morning there had been no arrests and it remained under investigation, he said.

After the fight, several people, most of them women, were taken by police cruisers to be interviewed at the police station a mile away. A witness said it appeared that a half dozen women and one man had left with police. Police also gathered physical evidence, including at least one T-shirt belonging to one of the alleged combatants.

At about 6 p.m. Wednesday, officers arrived in Lewiston’s Critical Response Unit. A portable tent was set up in the back of the building, between the apartment house and a pickup truck parked there.

As police investigated in pouring rain, one lane of Lisbon Street was closed to traffic in front of the apartment house.

Several neighbors said they had no idea what transpired. They didn’t know much about the people living in the apartment house, they said.

This story was updated at 9:50 a.m. Thursday.


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