Crime

Tyrone man accused of assaulting woman holding baby

Charges were filed against a Tyrone man after he allegedly assaulted a woman who was holding a baby.

A report from state Police at Holidaysburg said the incident happened Thursday night on Cooks Hollow Road in Snyder Township, Blair County.

Police said Erich Lynn Wagner, 37, “grabbed” the neck of a woman and “choked” her while she was holding a 9-month-old.

Police said the alleged assault happened as the two were arguing, and while Wagner was intoxicated.

Wagner then fled the scene, police said.

He is facing charges of simple assault and endangering the welfare of a child.

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