A Wilmington man is in critical condition and fighting for his life after sustaining significant injuries during an assault early Friday morning.
According to WPD Spokesperson Linda Rawley, Robert Max Porter, 39, of Wilmington was brought to NHRMC around 2 a.m. on May 24.
WPD responded to the medical center when they were notified by ER staff that they had received a victim of an assault.
Rawley said a friend brought Porter in after discovering him lying on the side of a roadway in the Pine Valley neighborhood after leaving a party at a friend's house.
Rawley explained that at the time, Porter was barely able to communicate and had multiple visible injuries. Upon arriving at the hospital they discovered Porter had sustained internal injuries.
She said the WPD is currently investigating the suspected assault, but right now there are no suspects.
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