Man hospitalized, severely beaten with 2×4 on Federal Hill

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – A man remains in critical condition in the hospital on Thursday – nearly 24 hours after police say someone beat him with a piece of wood in Federal Hill.

Jonathan Stack, according to police, was hospitalized Wednesday night. Police say Stack was involved in a fight that started on Atwells Avenue around 7 p.m.

Police said the fight was initially between three people, until a fourth person picked up a two-by-four and struck two of the people involved. One of the men hit, Stack, was seriously injured.

Stack was still listed in critical condition as of Thursday afternoon.

Police have questioned several witnesses and said Thursday morning they had one person of interest in custody, though charges had not yet been filed. Investigators said it is unclear why the fight broke out, but they believe it may have to do with a transaction over a car.

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