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Man in Mount Forest pushed off ladder, beaten with metal stick: police

An OPP cruiser is seen at the service's Toronto detachment.
An OPP cruiser is seen at the service's Toronto detachment. Nick Westoll / File / Global News

Provincial police say they have made an arrest in connection to an incident in Mount Forest where a man was assaulted while working on a ladder.

Wellington County OPP say the victim was working atop a metal ladder when someone pushed it down, causing the victim to fall 10 feet.

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Police say the attacker then hit the victim several times with a metal bar before fleeing.

While the attacker had his face covered, several witnesses identified the vehicle he fled the scene in.

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The victim was taken to hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

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Bradley H. Lacombe, 49, of Mount Forest, is facing several charges, including aggravated assault, disguise with the intent to commit an indictable offence and possession of a weapon, police say.