A young man was assaulted on Alma Street this morning just after 2 A.M. The 19 year old was laying on the ground after getting beat with a 2x4. Many Codiac R.C.M.P. were on the scene fast and in the area. A male with short hair was last seen running up Church Street. Moncton Fire arrived and Paramedics and the victim was back boarded and rushed to hospital ,his face was swelling but he was to intoxicated for Paramedics to find out if he was hurting anyplace else. A R.C.M.P. Officer followed the Ambulance to the hospital.