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Police arrest man accused of assaulting reporter during Asheville protest

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ASHEVILLE, NC (FOX Carolina) -

Asheville police said they have arrested a man accused of attacking a TV news reporter.

The Asheville Police Department on Monday released a photo of a man they said assaulted a WLOS reporter during a Facebook live stream of a protest in Pack Square on Sunday.

Police asked for information about the man's identity.

On Tuesday, police said the suspect had been identified as Michael Patrick Faulkner, 38.

Faulkner was arrested and charged with simple assault. 

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