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Police: Man in critical condition after trying to stop assault in Vail

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Paris Aguilera Baez

VAIL — A man who intervened to help the victim of a domestic violence assault in Vail is in critical condition at a Denver-area hospital, police said.

At approximately 11 p.m. Sunday, The Vail Police Department responded to a report of an unconscious man at The Sebastian Hotel, 16 Vail Road.

The good Samaritan and his girlfriend, both visiting from Florida, heard a loud disturbance and witnessed a woman being assaulted by a man in the hallway of the hotel, Vail police said. When the victim tried to stop the assault, he was rendered unconscious. The 40-year-old suspect, Paris Aguilera Baez, visiting from Mexico, fled the scene, according to police.

Detective Sgt. Annette Dopplick said Vail officers quickly located Aguilera Baez and took him into custody. He is charged with criminal attempt to commit first-degree murder, first-degree assault, false imprisonment, harassment and domestic violence.

Eagle County Paramedic Services and Vail Fire Department provided emergency treatment to the victim, who was subsequently flown to Denver by medical helicopter. Eagle County Sheriff’s deputies assisted Vail officers on the initial response.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Vail Police Department at 970-479-2201.