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09/04/2014 12:20 EDT | Updated 11/04/2014 05:59 EST

Man, 60, charged in alleged assault at Rob Ford campaign office

A 60-year-old Toronto man faces charges of assault, mischief and theft in connection with an alleged altercation at Mayor Rob Ford's campaign office in Scarborough.

Toronto police say they were called to an office in the Warden Avenue and Lawrence Avenue East area in Toronto's east end at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

Police allege that an altercation took place between the accused and a 43-year-old man.

The younger man was "removed from the premises" and police allege the altercation continued outside the building.

According to police, the accused kicked a camera out of the younger man's hand and "punched him in the face."

Police say people in the area helped break up the fight, at which point it is alleged that the 60-year-old left with the man's microphone.

The accused is due to appear in a Toronto court on Oct. 7.

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