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MAN CHARGED IN ASSAULT WITH WOODEN AX-HANDLE

A Buffalo man suffered a broken nose when he was beaten in the face Sunday night with a 3-foot wooden ax handle, police said.

Dewaine L. Finklby, 20, of Goodyear Avenue, was charged with assault and criminal possession of a weapon.

The victim was treated in Erie County Medical Center. Ferry-Fillmore District police said the attack occurred at 8:10 p.m. on Broadway at Rother Avenue. Officer John Lopez arrested Finklby at Lathrop and Stanislaus streets.

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