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Man dead after assault in Grassy Narrows First Nation: OPP

OPP say they were called to assist a man who had been allegedly assaulted on a road in Grassy Narrows First Nation in the early hours of Tuesday morning. Nathan Denette / The Canadian Press

GRASSY NARROWS, Ont. – Provincial police say they are investigating after a man died in a northern Ontario First Nation community.

OPP say they were called to assist a man who had been allegedly assaulted on a road in Grassy Narrows First Nation in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

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They say officers located the man, who was unresponsive, and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police have identified him as 30-year-old Kenneth Scott of Grassy Narrows.

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Police say they have arrested a 35-year-old man and charged him with aggravated assault.

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They say an autopsy will be conducted this week.