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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO)Duane Waldriff, 70, was charged Thursday by the Duluth City Attorney’s office with misdemeanor assault in connection to an attack on a WCCO photojournalist last week.

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Waldriff, from Lamberton, is accused of punching Dymanh Chhoun’s cellphone while he was recording video for WCCO of a confrontation between supporters of President Donald Trump and Vice President Joe Biden on Sept. 30. The assault occurred just a few hours before Trump held his rally in Duluth — his last one before testing positive for COVID-19.

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Waldriff is also charged with misdemeanor disorderly conduct. He could face up to 90 days in jail and a $1,000 fine.

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