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One person in critical condition after assault

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Hastings Minnesota 745 Spiral Boulevard 55033

One person is in critical condition following an assault in Hastings.

The assault took place just after 3 a.m. on Friday, May 9, in the 1200 block of Vermillion Street at Perkins.

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When officers arrived, they found a man on the ground and unresponsive. Police and paramedics administered first aid to the man, who was transported to United Hospital in St. Paul.

The suspect was identified at the scene and arrested. He is 27-year-old James Nathan Phenix of West Plains, Mo.

He was booked into the Dakota County Jail for third degree assault. 

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