By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A New Jersey man has been arrested after allegedly assaulting a Pittsburgh Police officer overnight on East Carson Street.

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Police say they had been called around 1 a.m. Saturday to settle a dispute between a tow truck operator and a driver who was upset his vehicle was being towed.

Police accuse the driver, 21-year-old Ithiel Horton, of striking the officer in the face, causing the officer’s lip to bleed, before fleeing on foot.

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He was later arrested.

He is facing charges of Aggravated Assault, Resisting Arrest, Disorderly Conduct and Public Drunkenness.

Additionally, a 19-year-old Michelle Pilyugin, a New York resident, is also facing charges of False Identification to Law Enforcement, Disorderly Conduct, two counts of Carrying a False Identification Card, Public Drunkenness and Underage Drinking in connection to the incident.

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