PROVIDENCE, RI (CBS) – A Connecticut man has been arrested in the assault of a Brown University student.

Early Sunday morning, 21-year-old Joe Sharkey of Norwood was knocked to the ground and hit his head on the cement at the intersection of George and Thayer Streets in Providence.

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On Wednesday, police arrested 25-year-old Tory Lussier from Vernon, Connecticut in connection with the assault. He is being held without bail and will be arraigned Thursday morning.

Sharkey, who is a sophomore basketball player at Brown, remains in critical condition at Rhode Island Hospital.


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