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Police: Nyack Man Charged in Downtown Assault

He's accused of punching another man during an argument.

A 23-year-old Nyack man was charged with assault after an early-morning dispute in downtown Nyack turned violent, according to Orangetown Police.

Police said that in addition to the fight, David Emmanuel of 308 Nyack Plaza is accused of resisting efforts to arrest him.

Emmanuel, according to police, was involved with a 2:52 a.m. argument with a 24-year-old Orangeburg man on Thursday at Artopee Way, just off Main Street in Nyack. Emmanuel is accused of punching the other man in the face, causing pain and swelling.

Police said that when a town officer went to arrest Emmanuel, the 23-year-old took an agressive stance and refused to cooperate. Police said a Taser was used on Emmanuel, however, it had no effect on him and he ran off.

The town officer caught and arrested Emmanuel on Hudson Avenue in Nyack.

Emmanuel is charged with third-degree assault, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct. He was later released on $200 bail pending a May 23 hearing in Nyack Village Court.

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