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VERNON, Conn.

Police arrest Conn. man in assault on Brown basketball player

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Police have arrested a local man for his alleged involvement in an assault on a Brown University basketball player from Norwood, Mass., who is hospitalized with severe head injuries. Vernon police said Tuesday that they had arrested Tory Lussier at his home. Providence police hold a felony arrest warrant for the 25-year-old Lussier. He was being held at the Vernon Police Department as a fugitive from justice on the Rhode Island warrant and is to appear Thursday in Rockville Superior Court for arraignment and extradition proceedings. A spokesman for Rhode Island Hospital said Wednesday that Joseph Sharkey, 21, remains in critical condition.

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