Brockville, Ont. man accused of assaulting 'longtime friend' when asked to leave
File photo of a Brockville police cruiser. (Nate Vandermeer / CTV News Ottawa)
A Brockville man is facing an assault charge over an apparent falling out with a longtime friend.
Brockville police say the two friends were drinking together at a home on Church Street last Tuesday afternoon. As it was getting late, the homeowner decided it was time for his friend to leave. This led to a confrontation, police said.
"His 42-year-old friend became agitated that he was being asked to leave and an argument ensued. It escalated to the point that the 42-year-old male struck the victim in the face multiple times and also strangled him for a short period," the police said.
It's not stated what words were exchanged beyond being asked to leave.
The victim did seek medical attention and his injuries are not considered life-threatening.
The accused, who was not named by the Brockville police, was found and arrested about two and a half hours after the initial call.
The current status of their friendship is unknown.