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Cops: Man Hospitalized After Assault Outside La Paz

According to Suffolk Police, a man was sent to Stony Brook University Medical Center and placed in stable condition after an incident early Sunday morning outside La Paz.

Suffolk County Police said a fight outside La Paz restaurant early Sunday morning sent one man to the hospital in stable condition.

Police received a call around 4:15 a.m. on Sunday, reporting that a fight had occurred outside the Main Street bar.

According to police, they arrived to find a man with a head injury. The man was transported to Stony Brook University Medical Center and placed in stable condition.

The cause of the fight was still under investigation as of Monday, police said. While the exact cause of the injury was not known, the incident is being investigated as an assault in the second degree, meaning no instrument was used to inflict the injury.

Less than two months before Sunday morning's incident, a man had been charged with - and later pleaded guilty to - criminal obstruction of breathing, a misdemeanor, when he

in the space that once held The Riff, and previously Cafe Badabing, where a murder took place over five years ago.

vinny May 22, 2012 at 12:21 AM
Man that place sounds jinxed. Either that or its the same or similar crowd. Its very sad though. Some people act worse then animals. http://jokeofthedayblog.blogspot.com
joanne May 22, 2012 at 12:27 AM
Do your research. The murder at badabing was in back of not inside and took place after when bar was closed stop already!
Chuck May 22, 2012 at 07:38 AM
Gerald. You really need to brush up on your geography. Washington Heights is in upper Manhattan on the westside, north of Harlem, NOT in the Bronx. And by the way, not much resemblance to PJS.
Deborah .G May 22, 2012 at 01:27 PM
joanne the murder that took place was in the back yes ,however the two men were fighting and had a confrontation inside the bar first , then the fight continued outside so it still happened on the premises, and the place has the same clientele over and over no matter what its called because those low lifes are not welcomed in taras or lulu"s and thats the only other bar there and its right next to the train tracks and lindys low life magnet taxi service, its embarrasing yes but lets not make excuses for it ! inside,outside,opened,closed -DOS'NT MATTER it still happened there!
Bryan Rivera May 22, 2012 at 02:02 PM
Is this place actually open for business or just for certain people? I drive past fairly often and never see more than one or two people inside presumably buying drugs or preparing to rob someone. I didn't even think it had electricity because the lights never look like they're on. I guess we should be thankful it's not another barber shop. Who knew so many people on one block needed haircuts and then wanted to hang out outside the shop all day?

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