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Man running to raise money for veterans punched

Thursday - 10/3/2013, 8:24pm  ET

WILMINGTON, Del. - Wilmington police say a former Marine who has been running cross-country to raise money for veterans' organizations was punched in the face while running through the city.

Brendan O'Toole, a former USMC sergeant, was running on Market Street about 3:40 p.m. Wednesday. Police say a man suddenly and without provocation punched O'Toole in the face. Authorities say he suffered a concussion and a cut.

Officers say O'Toole reported the incident on Thursday. Police looked at surveillance footage from a surveillance camera that recorded the incident and a man found sleeping in a doorway was arrested.

Twenty-one-year-old Garry Beauford of Chester, Pa., has been charged with assault.

A spokesman for The Run for Veterans says O'Toole is suffering from headaches and will see a doctor on Friday in Washington.

Online: http://www.therunforveterans.org/


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