Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News)- The Olmsted County Attorney’s Office has filed assault charges against the Rochester man accused of swinging a hammer at Cub Foods Shoppers earlier this month. 

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The criminal complaint says Rochester Police responded to the grocery store on the report of a man running through the store and attacking people with a hammer around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday. Upon arrival, police found the subject of the call being restrained by one of the shoppers in the deli area. 

TJ Leverentz/TSM Rochester-Preston
TJ Leverentz/TSM Rochester-Preston
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The man holding down the alleged attacker told police that he took 28-year-old Pedro Vasquez to the ground after he swung the hammer at him and missed. While on the ground, the man says Vasquez head-butted him and that he hit Vasquez after the headbutt, the criminal complaint says. 

Vasquez complaint. Olmsted County Court
Vasquez complaint. Olmsted County Court
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A police spokesman said witnesses' descriptions of Vasquez’s behavior before the alleged hammer attack indicated he may have been under the influence of drugs. The charges say he went into a back room of the store and returned to the shopping floor with the hammer. 

Vasquez. Olmsted County ADC
Vasquez. Olmsted County ADC
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Vasquez made his first appearance in Olmsted County Court on Friday on charges of felony second-degree assault and misdemeanor fifth-degree assault. He was released without bail but with conditions and is due back in court on July 19.

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