Police have charged a young man with aggravated assault in connection with an altercation in Charlottetown early Saturday morning that has left a 44-year-old city man in critical condition.
Charlottetown Police Services deputy chief Gary McGuigan says a 23-year-old New Glasgow man has been charged and will appear in court at a later date.
The victim suffered head trauma in the assault that occurred on Kent Street near the intersection with Prince Street sometime between 2 and 2:30 a.m.
He is in the critical care unit of a Moncton hospital. A person close to the family says the man has undergone surgery and the next day or so are considered critical.
McGuigan says police are not clear on the motive behind the assault.
“That will come out hopefully in the investigation,’’ he said.
Police still have witnesses to interview in relation to the assault.
Anyone who witnessed anything connected with the assault is asked to contact Charlottetown Police Services.