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Schuylkill County plant worker beaten with 5-foot pole, police say

EAST UNION TWP., Pa. - A Hazleton man has been arrested for allegedly assaulting a Schuylkill County plant worker with a five-foot pole, according to state police.

Police say the assault happened on Friday evening when 21-year-old Miguel Inoa broke through the security gate of the Steelcase plant in East Union Township and assaulted a male employee with a five-foot pole.

The victim was taken to Hazleton General Hospital. There's no word on his condition.

Inoa is facing numerous charges, including aggravated assault, burglary, criminal trespass and recklessly endangering another person.

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