A 40-year-old Slatington resident was the victim of an assault.

State police at Fogelsville said the victim, who they did not identify, was involved in a verbal argument with Allen Charles Gruber, 42, of New Tripoli, on Nov. 16 in the 7000 block of Decatur St., in Lynn Township, Lehigh County.

During the altercation Gruber allegedly threw a metal hammer at the victim causing an abrasion of his leg.

Gruber was taken into custody and charged with simple assault, harassment, and criminal mischief, troopers said.