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Utica man charged with assault at Turning Stone Casino

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - State Police have charged 19-year-old Aleksandr Selyuzhitiskiya of Utica with assault.

Investigators say Selyuzhitiskiya struck another 19-year-old male in the head with a bottle in the parking garage of the Turning Stone Casino on December 28.

Police say that teen suffered a large laceration to his head and a concussion.

Police believe neither knew each other and it was determined during the investigation that this was a rare and random act of violence between the two young males.

The New York State Police were assisted by the Oneida Nation Police Dept., Turning Stone Casino Security, Utica Police Dept, and Mohawk Valley Community College Security.

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