Victim airlifted to trauma center after attack in Ithaca’s west end

A man who was attacked at the Chuck’s Mobil gas station in Ithaca’s west end was airlifted to a nearby trauma center after initial treatment for his injuries, according to the Ithaca Police Department.

A Lifenet helicopter in a file photo courtesy of Larry Wilder.

Police say officers responded to the gas station on Meadow Street at about 9:51pm after receiving reports of an assault. Officers found a victim with “significant injuries to the ear and neck,” and “bleeding heavily from the large laceration on his neck.” Suspects in the incident had already fled the scene before officers arrived.

A statement from IPD says personnel from Bangs Ambulance treated the victim’s injuries, and he was taken to a nearby landing zone for transport by helicopter for further treatment. Police say they are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the assault.

IPD asks that anyone who might know more about the incident, or with other information that might aid their investigation, contact them through police dispatch at 607-272-3245, the administration line at 607-272-9973, the Crimestoppers Tipline at 607-697-0333, or the anonymous online tip form.

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