Driver violently attacked in Magog Sunday evening

MAGOG — Police say that a love triangle could have provoked a violent attack on a driver in Magog on Sunday.

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The incident took place at around 6 p.m. on rue Monseigneur-Vel in Magog. A man was being followed by another vehicle, when he was bumped by the vehicle from behind, and then again on the driver’s side door.

The suspect then got out of the car, opened the door of the victim, and began punching him. Police say the suspect then took a large rock and launched it at the rear window.

The suspect picked up another rock and threw it at the victim, missing, and hitting the driver’s side window.

The victim took off running, finding refuge at a house in the area while the suspect was fled.

Police say a 29-year-old man from Sherbrooke was later arrested and brought to Magog for questioning by investigators.

The victim was transported to the Magog hospital before being transferred to the CHUS to be treated for facial injuries.

The suspect is facing dangerous driving, hit and run, assault, uttering threats, and assault causing injury charges.

“The origin of the attack could be a love triangle,” Paul Tear of the Memphremagog Police Authority stated in a release.

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