Philadelphia police are asking for the public's help in identifying a man hospitalized in critical condition last week.

The man was admitted to Temple University Hospital around 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12 after choking while eating, according to investigators.

He has not regained consciousness, and neither police nor hospital staff has been able to identify him.

Police are now turning to the public in an attempt to locate the man's family.

Anyone with information about the man's identity is asked to contact the East Detective Division at 215-686-3243 or 3244, or to call 911.