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Published November 25, 2013, 10:28 AM

West Fargo man arrested in ax handle assault

West Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - One West Fargo man is in the hospital and another in jail following an early Saturday assault with an ax handle.

By: WDAY Staff Reports , WDAY

West Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - One West Fargo man is in the hospital and another in jail following an early Saturday assault with an ax handle.

West Fargo Police were called to Sanford Emergency Room around 11 AM Sunday morning to take a report of an assault. The victim was hit in the head with a blunt object and lost consciousness, according to witnesses. He was admitted to Sanford with significant head injuries.

Witnesses were able to identify the suspect in the case as 22 year-old Erik Erdman. Erdman was arrested at his residence in the 200 block of Morison Street in West Fargo Sunday morning. He was charged with Aggravated Assault and booked into the Cass County Jail. Authorities also recovered an ax handle from the scene, the weapon believed to be used in the assault. The victim remains hospitalized.

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