Man Accused of Assaulting, Injuring Woman

Police are looking for a man who assaulted a woman Sunday evening in Austin.

They say 26-year-old Thomas Richards of Emporium punched 20-year-old Katherine Burger in the face, causing a cut on her lip. He also attempted to choke her as he pushed her to the ground, causing a cut on her ankle.

Richards will be charged with simple assault, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness.

A warrant has been issued for Richards’ arrest. Anyone who knows of his whereabouts is asked to contact Coudersport-based state police.

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