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Gym patron assaulted after asking man to wear a mask

A man was assaulted yesterday at a downtown fitness facility after asking another customer to put on a mask. The customer refused and witnesses say he later returned to confront the victim, pushing and punching him numerous times. As he fell to the ground, the victim hit his head on an exercise machine.

Police were called and arrested the man, who was still inside the gym. Charges of assault causing bodily harm are being recommended.

The victim was taken to hospital where he received 12 stiches for a head wound.