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Marilyn Manson wants police to charge man for attack at Denny’s

TORONTO — Shock rocker Marilyn Manson wants police to arrest a man who assaulted him and his makeup artist inside a Denny’s restaurant in Lethbridge, Alberta early Sunday.

Manson, whose real name is Brian Warner, claims he was sucker punched in the face after he agreed to pose with two females who asked for a photo.

The 46-year-old singer’s manager told TMZ a man approached, punched Manson and ran off.

Manson performed Saturday night at the Enmax Centre in Lethbridge.

Eyewitness Johnny Scott told the Calgary Herald the assault was unprovoked.

“The guy just punched him right in the face,” he said. Manson’s bodyguard chased the suspect outside.

TMZ reported Manson’s makeup artist was elbowed in the face during the incident.

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Lethbridge Regional Police Service confirmed in a statement that officers were called to the Denny’s at around 2:45 a.m. to investigate an altercation involving three people.

“No charges were laid and the file is concluded,” said police, adding it is policy to not divulge the names of assault victims or persons who have not been arrested.

But Manson’s manager told TMZ the musician and his makeup artist will file a report with police. The report also claims Manson wants to sue his attacker.

Denny’s Canada hasn’t commented officially but on Twitter said: “We are happy to announce that no food was harmed during the post concert altercation #makepancakesnotwar”

Global News was not able to reach Manson’s manager, Tony Ciulla.

Manson’s Hell Not Hallelujah Tour is in Regina on Tuesday night and will play in Winnipeg on Thursday.

News of the incident has gone viral, with Twitter users weighing in from all over the world.

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