Man allegedly strikes victim in back of head, causing injury

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Published: Sep. 19, 2022 at 10:55 AM EDT
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NORFOLK, New York (WWNY) - A Norfolk man was charged with assault after an argument allegedly turned physical Saturday.

State police say 57-year-old Peter Cavanaugh allegedly pushed the victim and struck them in the back of the head.

The victim was taken to Canton-Potsdam Hospital for treatment of a cut but was released.

Cavanaugh left the scene before troopers arrived. He was located later and charged with third-degree assault.

He was arraigned in Norfolk town court and released.