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UPDATE: Man found unconscious outside of Motel 6 passes away

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Published: Aug. 5, 2021 at 1:04 PM CDT
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FARGO, N.D. (Valley News Live) - UPDATE: Fargo Police says the man passed away on August 4th. He was identified as Eric Nerpel.  An autopsy will be performed to determine his cause of death and whether or not the altercation he was involved in prior to going unconscious had anything to do with his death.

ORIGINAL: Fargo Police say around 7:30 Wednesday night, they responded to the Motel 6 off of 36th St. S. for a report of an unconscious man laying on the ground outside.

Detectives reviewed nearby surveillance video and learned that the man who was found unconscious, was involved in an altercation with another male shortly before. Police say at this time, it is unclear if the altercation was directly related to the man’s medical incident or not.

Police say as of 1:00 Thursday afternoon, the man remains in critical condition at a local hospital and the investigation is still ongoing.

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