Hamilton man arrested over several ‘violent incidents’ – Hamilton

Hamilton Police have made an arrest after a series of violent incidents over the weekend.

Investigators say shortly before 8 p.m. Saturday, a man entered a Hasty Market on John Street South near Charlton Avenue East and assaulted an employee with what they described as a baton or pipe.

Shortly after, police said the same man entered the City Mart on King Street just across from Gore Park and again assaulted an employee with a baton before leaving on foot.

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Police said he then took to King Street and assaulted a passerby, who was seriously injured and taken to hospital.

Joshua Szarak, 36, charged with theft with intent to steal and assault with a weapon.

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