June 23, 2018
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Disagreement over woman leads to assault charge for Portland man, police say

By Ryan McLaughlin, BDN Staff

SACO, Maine — A Portland man was summoned on an assault charge stemming from a dispute over his getting too close to an acquaintance’s girlfriend early Saturday, according to police.

Mohamed Abdul, 26, his girlfriend, and another couple were at a Main Street apartment when the alleged disagreement between Abdul and the other man took place, Deputy Chief Jeffrey Holland said.

“They got into an argument about [Abdul] being too close to the woman,” Holland said.

Holland said the man and his girlfriend reside at the Main Street apartment, and both men were heavily intoxicated. Abdul initially denied assaulting the man, despite the man having cuts on his face and a black eye.

Abdul was issued a criminal summons for assault, a Class D misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail, and released from the scene, Holland said. No other injuries were reported in the case.

Abdul is scheduled to appear in court on May 15.

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