HOUGHTON, Mich. (WJMN) – UPDATE: The 24-year-old man who was the victim of an assault in Houghton last week has died due to his injuries, according to the Houghton Police Department.

The 19-year-old man arrested for the assault is now being charged for Homicide-Open Murder after the previous charges were amended by the Houghton County Prosecutor’s Office on Tuesday, September 6.

The man was originally arrested for intent to do great bodily harm on September 1 and was officially charged with assault/intent to murder on Friday, September 2.

The suspect is currently lodged at the Houghton County Jail with no bond. No further information is being released pending the ongoing investigation.

ORIGINAL: A 19-year-old man from Houghton has been arrested for assault with intent to do great bodily harm following an incident early Thursday morning.

According to the Houghton Police Department, officers were called to the Arbor Green apartment complex on Dodge Street in Houghton just before five a.m. on Thursday. They found an unconsious 24-year-old man from L’Anse who had appeared to have been beaten.

Police say the victim was first taken to U.P. Health Portage and later air lifted to U.P. Health System Marquette. He is currently on life support.

The suspect, who has not been named will be arraigned in the 97th district court.

Assisting Houghton Police at the scene were the Houghton County Sheriff’s Department, Hancock Police Department, Michigan Tech Public Safety and the Michigan State Police.