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Assault incident being probed

Published October 20. 2012 09:01AM

State police at Schuylkill Haven are investigating an assault incident that occurred at a home in Schuylkill County.

Troopers said the incident occurred about 6:20 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 18, along Fishbach St., Seltzer, in Norwegian Township. Troopers said several suspects arrived in a car at the time stated. Five exited the car and approached Amber Barnes, 30, of that address, and grabbed her by the hair and began to strike her in the face.

A 13-year-old female, who was inside the home, came out to try and stop the assault and she was also assaulted.

The suspects then got into their vehicle and fled in the direction of Pottsville. Troopers said the suspect vehicle is possibly a Lincoln Town car, blue in color.

Barnes sustained bruising to the left side of her chin, nose, and left side of her neck. The teen sustained bruising to her left arm, nose, swelling to the forehead, and abrasions on her left arm and knee.

Pottsville ambulance responded to the scene. The two were treated at the scene.

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