Man Arrested After Assault in Burbank

The man was breathing but unresponsive when police arrived to the scene, officials say

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    A man who was assaulted in Burbank was breathing but unresponsive when police arrived to the scene. Witnesses reported hearing loud banging and yelling in a Burbank apartment complex. Kate Larsen reports for the NBC4 News at 11 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014. (Published Saturday, Jan 25, 2014)

    A 22-year-old Burbank man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after an adult male was found bloodied and unresponsive in Burbank Saturday night, police said.

    Police responded to a call of an assault in the 1600 block of West Alameda Avenue about 7:30 p.m., according to the Burbank Police Department.

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    A man in his 20s was found with blunt force trauma to his head and upper body, and he was breathing but unresponsive, police said. He also appeared to have been stabbed, police said.

    The victim was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

    The apartment complex landlord described hearing yelling and loud banging in one of the apartments at the time of the assault.

    "(I heard) a lot of banging on the walls, and like I said, I thought he was boxing," Judith Cassotta said. "The thing I heard was, 'Get up, come on, get up.' That's all I kept hearing inside the apartment."

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    When police found the man, Cassotta said she saw blood on his head and face.

    "His head was bleeding like if he had a hard blow to the head," said Cassotta, who said the man has lived in her building for about two years without any problems. 

    The mother of the victim arrived to the scene in tears upon hearing of her son's condition.

    Eric Wang was arrested and charged with attempted murder, police said. Wang is being held in jail on $500,000 bail.

    Wang is due to be arraigned in court on Tuesday, Jan. 28.

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