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Police seeking family of Severn man critically injured in altercation

After days of searching unsuccessfully for the family of a Severn man critically injured in a physical altercation with a friend last week, Anne Arundel County police on Monday took the rare step of releasing the man's name.

David Lamont Harley, 45, of the 8000 block of Fair Breeze Drive, was involved in an altercation with a male friend on Thursday, in which he received life-threatening injuries, police said. He was transported to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he remains.

Police are still searching for Harley's family because "decisions need to be made regarding his treatment," but they have "exhausted their efforts" and have not made contact, said Justin Mulcahy, a police spokesman.

Police responded to Harley's home Thursday morning for "a report of a sick or injured subject," and found Harley, police said.

Several witnesses were interviewed at the scene, including the male friend involved in the altercation, Mulcahy said.

Details of what occurred remain unclear. No charges have been filed in the case, and police are consulting with the state's attorney's office, Mulcahy said.

Mulcahy said he could not provide more information about the kind of injury Harley sustained or whether the altercation involved self defense, because the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Jason McNemar at 410-222-3463 or Anne Arundel police at 410-222-8610.

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