The victim of an attack in Skowhegan remained in the hospital in fair condition Friday, according to a spokeswoman for Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor.

Wayne Shaw was found at his house Thursday suffering injuries police said were sustained in an attack committed by a family member.

A woman who owns a garage near the Shaw’s property said Thursday that a woman from the state Department of Health and Human Services came to the house Thursday afternoon to check on Shaw’s mother, who had lived in the home with Shaw, and when no one answered she called police.

Police said the mother was not home at the time of the attack.

Skowhegan and state police could not be reached for further details Friday.

Maine State Police Major Crimes Unit, Skowhegan Police Department and a LifeFlight helicopter were called to the home at 23 Chestnut St.

The attack apparently took place at the home, which is between North Avenue and North School Street.

At the time, Police Chief Ted Blais said Shaw suffered life-threatening injuries and the suspect in the attack is a male family member, whom he did not identify.

According to a neighbor, a state Department of Health and Human Services worker was summoned to the house to check on Shaw’s mother.

The woman making the welfare check called Skowhegan police after no one answered the door. Police said the mother was not at home when they arrived at the address.

Shaw was described by neighbors as being in his 50s. Following the incident, he was taken first to Redington-Fairview General Hospital and then flown to the Bangor hosptal.

Kaitlin Schroeder — 861-9252

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