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Police: Man charged co-worker with pitchfork

Monday - 8/26/2013, 11:20am  ET

LAUREL, Md. (AP) -- Anne Arundel County police have charged a 60-year-old man with hitting a co-worker at Laurel Park Race Track and charging him with a pitchfork.

The Capital reports (http://bit.ly/16KZg4O ) that officers were called to the track on Monday morning.

Police say a 27-year-old man told officers that fellow groomer, Jose Maria Colindres Salazar, punched him during an argument and charged him with a pitchfork. The man told police he fended off Salazar by hitting him with some kind of object and fled. The man was taken to an area hospital with a laceration to the ear.

Officers took Salazar into custody and charged him with first- and second-degree assault, as well as reckless endangerment.

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Information from: The Capital of Annapolis, Md., http://capitalgazette.com


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