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NIAGARA FALLS – A 22-year-old man was charged after he allegedly threw a brick at a man at 5:20 p.m. Monday in the 1700 block of Ashland Avenue.

William E. Scarbrough of 22nd Street was charged with attempted assault second-degree and menacing second-degree after he allegedly threatened a pregnant woman with a pocket knife and then threw a brick at her while she was sitting on her porch. She said he almost hit her, but instead hit a man in the arm who blocked the brick.

Scarbrough told police that the victim threw the brick back at him.

No serious injuries were reported.