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Arrest After Man Attacked by Stranger

A Guelph man faces assault and weapons charges after another man was attacked by a stranger Thursday.

The victim was outside a business near Edinburgh Road South and Water Street approximately 9:30 a.m. when he was approached by a male unknown to him. The pair were involved in a brief verbal altercation before the victim was struck three times in the face and fell to the ground.

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He was going to follow his assailant, but the other man opened his jacket suggesting he had a weapon. He was located by officers a short distance away and a large kitchen knife found in his pocket.

A 30-year-old Guelph man is charged with assault, carrying a concealed weapon and possessing a weapon for a dangerous purpose. He will appear in court April 5.

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