Man in critical condition after punch at Tacoma bar

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by Associated Press

KING5.com

Posted on May 17, 2013 at 6:30 AM

LAKEWOOD, Wash.  -- Police in the Tacoma suburb of Lakewood, Wash., say a 47-year-old man is in critical condition after he was punched during a poolroom dispute and hit his head on the floor as he fell.

Lt. Chris Lawler says the assault happened late Wednesday night at the Last Call bar.  Lawler says the victim was playing pool and bumped into another man playing pool nearby.  That man punched the victim, whose injuries are described as life-threatening.

The injured man's name was not released.

Police say the attacker fled before officers arrived.

The assault was captured on the bar's surveillance system and police are reviewing that video. Lawler says they're not releasing any images from it right now.

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