Town­ship man ac­cused of as­sault

The Hazleton Standard-Speaker - - LOCAL -

A 30-year-old Ha­zle Twp. man was charged with sim­ple as­sault and harassment af­ter state po­lice in Ha­zle­ton said he squeezed his hands around the nose and mouth of a 24-year-old woman three times af­ter pulling her to the floor on Fri­day evening.

Ja­son M. Quail also dis­played a knife and told the woman to stop scream­ing be­fore he was taken into cus­tody at 6:42 in the 1100 Block of state Route 940, po­lice said.

Quail is sched­uled for a hear­ing on Nov. 28 at 12:30 p.m. be­fore District Judge James Dixon of Ha­zle Twp.

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