Bridgeton police

BRIDGETON — Police are investigating after a man was allegedly assaulted with a beer can early Wednesday.

At 1:09 a.m., police responded to Inspira Medical Center Vineland for a report of a man who had been assaulted, according to a post on the department’s Facebook page.

The victim, whom police did not identify, said he was walking in the 100 block of Bank Street and when he got to Marion Street, a Black man, whom he described as about 25 with short hair, approached him, according to the post.

The man came from across the street and hit him “numerous times” in the face with a beer can, police said.

The victim suffered lacerations to his left eye, as well as swelling.

Contact: 609-272-7241

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My beat is public safety, following police and crime. I started in January 2018 here at the Press covering Egg Harbor and Galloway townships. Before that, I worked at the Reading Eagle in Reading, Pa., covering crime and writing obituaries.

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