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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A surprise sucker punch from behind caused a man to fall to the ground and injure his head in Frenchtown on Tuesday night.

Police said that a concerned citizen called 911 Emergency about 9:13 p.m. Tuesday and reported seeing a man lying on the ground and bleeding from the head near Bella Blu restaurant.

When police arrived on the scene they found a “Caucasian man” who was bleeding from his face and back of his head, the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) said.

According to a witness on the scene, an unknown male suspect punched the victim from behind, causing him to fall hitting the back of his head against a wall, according to the VIPD.

He told police that the male suspect then fled the area in an unknown direction.

The victim was transported to the Roy Lester Schneider Regional Medical Center via ambulance for treatment of the injuries he sustained.

Police said that the man has several lacerations to his face and one to the back of his head causing his admittance to the hospital for further treatment.

This case is presently under investigation by the Criminal Investigation Bureau. Any persons having information regarding this incident are asked to contact the Investigation Bureau at (340) 774-2211 ext. 5579 and 5557.

They can also contact 911, Crime Stoppers V.I. at 1-800-222-TIPS, the Chief’s office at (340) 715-5548 or the Commissioner’s office at (340) 715-5506.

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John McCarthy

John McCarthy

John McCarthy is primarily known for his investigative reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands. A series of reports beginning in the 1990's revealed that there was everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling. Another report, following Hurricane Hugo in 1989, cited a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) confidential overview that said that over 40 percent of the U.S. Virgin Islands public lives below the poverty line. The Virgin Islands Free Press is the only Caribbean news source to regularly incorporate the findings of U.S. Freedom of Information Act requests. John's articles have appeared in the BVI Beacon, St. Croix Avis, San Juan Star and Virgin Islands Daily News. He is the former news director of WSVI-TV Channel 8 on St. Croix.

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