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Hatchet attack leaves 1 critical

March 8, 2011

A Big Spring man remains in critical condition in a Lubbock hospital after suffering cuts to the upper part of his body Sunday night.

Fifty-four-year-old Joe Rios Jr. was airlifted to University Medical Center in Lubbock following an altercation in the 2300 block of Warren.

Big Spring police officers were called to 2307 Warren at approximately 9:25 p.m. Sunday where they found Rios standing by his vehicle in the street.

According to a police report, Rios had severe cuts on his face, back and shoulder areas. He advised officers he had gone to the residence to get clothes for his daughter.

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