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Cops: Man dead after assault in nursing home

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NEW YORK (AP) - Police say a 71-year-old man is dead after being assaulted in a New York City nursing home.

Police responded to a 911 report of an assault at 1:23 a.m. Wednesday at a nursing home in the Rockaways.

They found the victim unresponsive with head trauma. He was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Police say a man was taken into custody at the scene. Further details were not immediately available.

The victim's name has not been released.

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