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GLENS FALLS — A Glens Falls man was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after he was attacked outside a bar early Saturday, police said.

The victim, a man in his late 20s or early 30s whose name was not released, was taken to Albany Medical Center after he was assaulted in the Elm Street parking lot, behind JP Bruno’s Bar & Grill, according to Glens Falls Police.

Glens Falls Police Detective Lt. Peter Casertino said Glens Falls Police officers have identified a potential suspect and charges are expected in the coming days.

He said the extent of the victim’s injuries was unclear, but they were considered serious. He was initially taken to Glens Falls Hospital, then transferred to Albany Medical Center.

Casertino said it was unclear what caused the man’s severe injuries, but police believe he may have hit his head on the pavement after he was punched.

“There was a confrontation and one punch was thrown,” he said. “We’re not releasing a lot of details while it’s still under investigation.”

The initial confrontation may have involved the alleged attacker but not have involved the victim, however. It was unclear if the dispute before the punch took place in the parking lot or the nearby bar.

A felony assault charge was expected, but charges would be upgraded if the victim doesn’t survive, police said.

The bar was closed and no one answered its phone Monday afternoon.

More details will be posted when they become available.

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Don Lehman covers crime and Warren County government for The Post-Star. His work can be found on Twitter @PS_CrimeCourts and on

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