UPDATE (July 29, 2017 12:23p): On July 29th , 2017, at approximately 5:50 am, officers of the Bakersfield Police Department responded to the 2100 Block of Union Avenue for a man down.
Upon arrival, officers located a Hispanic male in his 70’s, suffering from life threatening injuries.
The injuries are considered suspicious in nature.
The Bakersfield Police Department is seeking the community’s assistance with any information that would assist with this investigation. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Detective R. Pair of the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111.
UPDATE (July 29, 2017 12:15p): Bakersfield Police said a passerby saw a subject down and unconscious. The person called police. Officers responded and found a man with serious injuries.
He was transported to a local hospital.
Traffic was diverted on Union Avenue between 21st Street and Monterey Street for several hours.
Police are still investigating anyone with information is encouraged to contact BPD at 327-7111.
The Bakersfield Police Department is investigating what they call a "suspicious situation" in central Bakersfield.
Officials said they received a call around 5:50 a.m. Saturday and responded to Union Ave. and 21st Street.
BPD would not elaborate on what exactly officers were investigating, they simply called it a suspicious situation.
They did confirm it was not a dead body.
Officers are still on scene and hope to have more information to release within an hour.
23ABC has a crew on the way, check back for updates.