Police arrested two people this morning for allegedly attacking a man and throwing him off a highway overpass in Salinas. The 18-year-old victim was walking across the U.S. Highway 101 overcrossing on North Main Street at about 5:30 a.m. when he encountered two men who allegedly began attacking him without provocation, police said. During the assault, the men allegedly picked up the victim and threw him from the overpass. The victim fell 22 feet to the median between the northbound onramp and the northbound lanes, police said. A passing motorist saw him as he was crawling to the edge of the northbound onramp and called 911. The victim was transported to a hospital with serious upper-body injuries. Police located the suspects nearby and took them into custody. They’ve been identified as Ysidro Madrigal, 21 and Juan Barajas, 18. Both were booked into Monterey County jail on attempted murder charges. Madrigal was additionally booked for a probation violation.
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