Police say a Binghamton man was hospitalized in critical condition after he was picked up, slammed to the ground and struck repeatedly.

Authorities say officers found 41-year-old Kenneth Richardson on the sidewalk in front of 62 Conklin Avenue shortly after 8:30 a.m. Wednesday. He was unconscious when police arrived.

Investigators believe the assault happened near the intersection of Conklin and Tremont avenues. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

Investigators say Richardson sustained internal injuries in the attack.

Detectives and patrol officers canvassed the South Side neighborhood and interviewed witnesses after Richardson was rushed to a hospital for treatment.

A short time later, police found 22-year-old Eric Mathis at his residence on Tremont Avenue, not far from where Richardson had been discovered.

Mathis is suspected of attacking Richardson and then returning to his home. He has been charged with second-degree assault.

Investigators say the two men were known to each other and had been at the suspect's home before the incident.

People with information about the assault may contact the police detective bureau at 607.772.7080.

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