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Pittsburgh Man Charged After Egg Decorating Fight

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA/AP) – A Pittsburgh man faces charges after police say he threw hardboiled eggs at his girlfriend during an Easter egg decorating party, then tried to attack police.

Police say 27-year-old Aaron Goempel was arrested on simple and aggravated assault charges, with the arrest taking nearly an hour.

Police say they responded to a fight call to find a woman with a red and swollen right eye. She told police Goempel accused her of cheating before starting to throw the eggs.

Authorities say that after police made their way past a piece of exercise equipment that was blocking the door, Goempel reached for a row of knives and swords before he was subdued. They say he yelled racist obscenities at one officer and kicked another in the groin.

Officers had to throw a pillow case over his head.

Court records don’t indicate whether he has a defense attorney.

He is currently being held in the Allegheny County Jail.

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