Somerset County man charged in alleged hammer assault

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Jun. 1—A Rockwood area man is accused of injuring another man by striking him in the face with a claw hammer, state police said.

Thomas Holliday, 74, faces aggravated assault, simple assault and harassment charges — accused of injuring a 35-year-old man with the metal hammer after a verbal dispute escalated at a Black Township home, state police said.

State police did not provide the extent of the Jenners Township man's injuries.

Holliday was arraigned on his charges Sunday and released on $50,000 unsecured bond, online court records show.

He is awaiting a preliminary hearing tentatively set for Thursday.

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