Vernon Suspect in Brown University Attack Headed to RI

Thursday, May 16, 2013  |  Updated 4:05 PM EDT
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Vernon Suspect in Brown University Attack Headed to RI

Vernon Police

Tory Lussier, 25, was arrested on Wednesday in connection with an assault on a Brown University basketball player in Providence, Rhode Island. The victim, Joseph Sharkey, remained in critical condition on Wednesday.

A man accused of assaulting a Brown University basketball player has waived extradition from Connecticut and is headed to Providence.

Vernon Police spokesman Lt. William Meier said Tory Lussier, 25, of Vernon, waived extradition in Rockville Superior Court on Thursday. Lussier was taken into custody Wednesday at his home in Vernon on a felony arrest warrant.

Providence police said Lussier is expected to be returned on Friday for an appearance in Providence District Court.

It wasn't known if he's represented by a lawyer.

A spokesman for Rhode Island Hospital said Wednesday that Joseph Sharkey, 21, of Norwood, Massachusetts, was in critical condition. The hospital did not return a call seeking updated information.

Police said a man hit Sharkey in the head on Sunday morning following an altercation.
   
 

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