East Windsor Township man charged with aggravated assault, weapons charges after alleged altercation at gas station

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An East Windsor Township man was charged with aggravated assault and weapons offenses after an altercation at a gas station on Princeton-Hightstown Road, according to the West Windsor Police Department.

The man stopped at the Valero gas station at 351 Princeton-Hightstown Road to buy gas around 5:30 p.m. Jan. 4, police said. After the attendant finished pumping the gas, the man allegedly told the attendant that he had been provided $1 less of gas than he paid for and that the attendant owed him $1, police said.

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The verbal dispute escalated to a physical confrontation when the man got out of the car and allegedly punched the attendant in the face two times, causing minor injuries, police said.

The man also allegedly brandished a folding knife during the dispute, which was recovered from an empty garbage can nearby, police said.

The man was arrested and charged with aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, police said. He was processed and released.

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