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A Riverside man has been charged with the stomping attack on a man critically injured during a fight Friday in the 500 block of Ontario Street, Buffalo police said.

Joseph Watkins, 30, of South Lane, is accused of twice stomping on the head of Herman Dixon, no age or address available, during the confrontation about 5 p.m., police said. A knife also was used during the fight, police added.

Dixon was taken to Erie County Medical Center, where he was listed in critical condition, according to police.

Watkins, who was arrested on Lower East Lane near his home, was identified through a surveillance video, police said. He was charged with second-degree assault.

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