Police: Young child attacked at local July 4 celebration

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by KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on July 7, 2014 at 7:53 PM

Updated Monday, Jul 7 at 9:32 PM

(KMOV.com) – Police said a man is facing charges after he attacked a 6-year-old boy at a July 4 celebration.

Police told News 4 a 51-year-old man grabbed the victim by the throat at Arnold City Park before throwing him to the ground. Authorities are not identifying the man, but said he has been charged with misdemeanor assault and disorderly conduct.

Authorities said the 6-year-old is okay. Police believe the suspect was intoxicated.

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