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Knife-wielding man arrested for assaulting woman

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Posted at 10:19 PM, Jul 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-22 06:13:41-04

A man was arrested for assaulting a woman at a Royal Farms on Holabird Avenue in Baltimore.

Mark Commodore, 49, was charged with first- and second-degree assault and is being held on $350,000 bail.

Police said he tried to hit the woman with a four-inch blade on Wednesday afternoon. He threw it into nearby bushes when officers arrived on the scene.

The victim tried to defend herself with a broom handle. She told police that Commodore had been harassing store customers prior to the assault.

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