Man charged with assault
Published: Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Updated: Tuesday, September 20, 2011 04:09
Newark police charged a man with third-degree assault after an early Sunday morning incident, according to Newark police spokesman MCpl. Gerald Bryda.
At approximately 2:02 a.m., officers responded to the first block of Choate Street after receiving a report of a fight in progress, Bryda said.
They observed a large crowd of approximately 70 to 80 people leaving a residence's backyard. Officers immediately attended to an injured victim whose nose was bleeding and appeared to be broken, Bryda said.
The victim told officers a fight broke out between two groups of people when one group attempted to enter a party. The victim, who was allegedly struck during the altercation, was able to provide the description of a suspect. Police found the suspect minutes later, Bryda said.
The man was also charged with underage consumption of alcohol.