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Man charged with second-degree assault for hitting another with bottle

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WILLMAR -- A 19-year-old Willmar man made his first appearance Wednesday on a felony charge of second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon for allegedly hitting another man in the head with a bottle.

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Daud Mahad Mohamed is also charged with disorderly conduct in Kandiyohi County District Court. Unconditional bail was set at $20,000. Conditional bail was allowed on his personal recognizance. Mohamed's next court appearance is April 27.

According to the complaint, two Willmar police officers were on foot patrol around 2 p.m. Monday when they observed a man, later identified as Mohamed, running after another man with a glass bottle in his hand. He allegedly had his arm cocked as if he was going to strike the man with it.

The officers pursued the men north on Fourth Street and caught up with them as Mohamed pinned the man to a parked vehicle and hit him in the head with the bottle. When the officers got close to him, Mohamed allegedly threw down the bottle, causing it to break.

The men were separated by the officers. Mohamed said the other man approached him, swore at him, invited him to fight and punched him in the face. He then chased the man.

The other man said Mohamed got into his face, grabbed his shirt and that he ran away from Mohamed. He said he didn't hit Mohamed.

A witness gave police a statement, which included that he saw Mohamed pull the bottle out of his pants pocket and hit the man in the head.

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