Latest Assault and battery News

Woman accused of trying to throw teen off California bridge

Aug. 24, 2019 4:46 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a 23-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder for allegedly trying to push a high school cross-country runner off a bridge in Southern California. The Orange County Sheriff's Department says the boy's teammates were able to fight off the...

City temporarily shuts down club after 3 men stabbed

Aug. 24, 2019 2:54 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — City officials in Providence have shut down a nightclub after three men were stabbed. The Providence Journal reports the city's Board of Licenses ordered Noah Lounge to close until a Monday evening hearing during an emergency meeting on Saturday. Three men ages 33, 29 and 26 were...

2 dead, officer injured in Florida home shooting

Aug. 24, 2019 2:54 PM EDT

COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (AP) — Two people died and two others, including a police officer, were injured in a domestic shooting in a quiet Florida neighborhood. Coconut Creek Police said they received a call Saturday morning about a domestic fight, possibly a stabbing, and that a woman was banging on a...

Truck driver accused of striking, running over woman again

Aug. 24, 2019 12:13 PM EDT

MEDIA, Pa. (AP) — Prosecutors say a man has been charged with murdering a woman by hitting her with his pickup truck and then running over her again at a service station in southeastern Pennsylvania. The Delaware County district attorney's office says 36-year-old Daniel Williams is charged with criminal...

Man arrested on hate-crime charges in NYC street attacks

Aug. 24, 2019 11:27 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A man has been arrested on hate crime assault charges after police say he made anti-white comments while hitting a stranger in the face on a downtown Manhattan street and attacked two other people earlier. The New York Police Department said Saturday that 33-year-old Todd Lyons was arrested...

Deputy stabbed, inmate shot in eastern Illinois courthouse

Aug. 23, 2019 5:17 PM EDT

DANVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Authorities say a sheriff's deputy shot an inmate in a holding cell of a courthouse in eastern Illinois after the inmate stabbed him several times in the face. The (Champaign) News-Gazette reports that the Vermilion County Sheriff Pat Hartshorn said the incident happened Friday...

Workplace assault in Maryland leads to Delaware man's arrest

Aug. 23, 2019 4:34 PM EDT

ELKTON, Md. (AP) — A Delaware man has been arrested after his co-workers at a warehouse say he assaulted a supervisor and threatened mass violence. Maryland State Police on Friday said 26-year-old Brian Knight of Newark, Delaware, was charged with assault, threatening mass violence and destruction of...

Student charged after marijuana-laced brownies sicken pupils

Aug. 23, 2019 4:29 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio student is facing assault charges after allegedly bringing marijuana-laced brownies to school, sending four students to the hospital. Lauren Worley is a spokeswoman for Cincinnati city schools. She says six children ate the brownies Thursday and four were hospitalized for vomiting...

Man charged in campus slaying of California co-worker

Aug. 23, 2019 4:13 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California man has been charged with murder in the stabbing of his co-worker on a college campus. The Orange County District Attorney's office on Friday charged 51-year-old Chuyen Vo of Huntington Beach with one count of murder with enhancements for use of a knife and...

Charges dropped after officer says wrong person was arrested

Aug. 23, 2019 4:12 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — All charges have been dropped against a public defender after a Phoenix police officer testified that he arrested that wrong person during an immigration protest. The Arizona Republic reports Jamaar Williams was arrested on suspicion of aggravated assault on two police officers, unlawful...