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Hamburg man charged in beer bottle attack

A 27-year-old man has been charged with a felony count of assault stemming from an altercation earlier this month in an Orchard Park bar, police reported today.

Shawn Gretzler of Hamburg was arrested while appearing in Orchard Park Town Court this week on an unrelated charge.

Police said that during a Jan. 18 altercation inside O’Neill’s Stadium Inn on Abbott Road, a victim was struck in the head with a beer bottle, resulting in cuts and bruising to his face.

Following his arrest this week, Gretzler was released without bail, pending a Feb. 25 court appearance.

Police said the investigation continues and that more charges may be filed.