LEWISTON — A young man who was found lying on Knox Street with serious injuries earlier this month was the victim of an assault, police said Thursday.

Police responded to the area in front of 94 Knox St. on Aug. 10, where a man was lying on his back in the street. He was unresponsive with an apparent head injury.

The incident had been reported at about 1 a.m.

The injured man was taken to Central Maine Medical Center, where he remains hospitalized but is expected to recover from his injuries.

Police did not release the victim’s name.

The case case continues to be investigated as an assault, police said.

The Lewiston Police Department urges anyone who may have been a witness to contact the department. The lead investigator, Detective Ryan Rawstron, can be reached at 207-513-3001, Ext. 3321, or at [email protected]

Rescue workers tend to a man found lying Aug. 10 on Knox Street in Lewiston. Police now say the man was the victim of an assault. (Sun Journal file photo)

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