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Police: Arrest made in North Side assault that sent man to hospital

Michael DiVittorio

One man was taken to the hospital in critical condition and another was apprehended by Pittsburgh police in connection with an assault on the North Side.

Lasalle Bradford, 49, of Pittsburgh, was arrested and charged with one count of aggravated assault after officers found a man unresponsive and not breathing with multiple wounds to his head, according to a criminal complaint. The victim was transported to Allegheny General Hospital.

Authorities responded to the report of an assault shortly after 1 p.m. Tuesday along the 100 block of Eloise Street after a caller alerted officials a man had been hit with a brick. The witness told police he was working nearby when he heard an argument between the two men. When he looked over, he told officers he saw Bradford hitting the victim multiple times with a brick.

According to police, an interview with the victim matched that of the witness.

The witness told officers Bradford then fled the scene, heading toward West North Avenue. Police apprehended him near Merchant and Martindale streets.

During questioning at police headquarters, Bradford allegedly told police he got into a dispute with the victim and admitted to throwing a brick at him. When pressed about hitting the victim with the brick multiple times, Bradford said that if the victim said he did it then he must have, but he did not remember.

Bradford was transported to Allegheny County Jail.

Michael DiVittorio is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Michael at 412-871-2367, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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