Rochester Woman Assaulted While on Social Media Video Chat
Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) -This may have been a first for the Rochester Police Dept - a social media assault.
Police received a 911 call around 11:00 AM Sunday from a person who was having a Facebook video chat with a female friend. The caller reported the video feed suddenly showed the female being assaulted by a male.
When an officer arrived in the 1000 block of West Center St, he saw a man with a knife chasing a woman outside the residence. The officer ordered the man to drop the knife and he was taken into custody.
Besides assaulting the woman and threatening to kill her, 27-year-old Damien Newman is also accused of choking her. The woman told police Newman became upset when said she wanted to end their relationship.