Monday, February 11, 2019

Columbia man is critical after falling from parking garage during fight; police seek info

On Sunday February 10, 2019 at approximately 0131 hrs. Officers from Lancaster Bureau of Police Platoon B responded to the area of Penn Square Parking Garage at 20 E. King St. for a report of an injured person.

Responding Officers located a 25 year old male resident of Columbia Borough on the ground. The male was unconscious and unresponsive. Officers saw that the male was bleeding from a head injury.

The male was taken to the hospital for treatment. Officers spoke with people that were in the area as well as people that had contacted 911. Officers were told that there had been some type of fight or altercation inside the garage. Police received information that the victim had been involved in the altercation and that as a result of that incident, the victim was possibly pushed or fell from a height of approximately (25) feet onto the ground below.

Detectives are conducting additional follow-up investigations. They are also reviewing surveillance video from multiple sources in the area.

The victim in this incident is in critical, but stable, condition.

 Detectives have developed information indicating that there were a number of people in the area when the incident occurred and that there are individuals who likely have information about this incident, as well as what led up to the altercation. Detectives are seeking information from those witnesses.

As of the time of this release, no one has been taken into custody and no charges have been filed. 

Anyone with information on this case are asked to contact Lancaster Bureau of Police Det. Eric McCrady at 717-735-3359 or Lancaster Crime Stoppers at (800) 322-1913, or you can anonymously Text a Tip to Crime Stoppers by using your cell phone. Text LANCS plus your message to 847411. Callers may remain anonymous and do not have to give their names.

Sunday, February 10, 2019
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