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Louisville man accused of assaulting sports official

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A 69-year-old man has been accused of assaulting a sports official during a high school basketball game early last year.

The alleged incident took place in March 2013 at the conclusion of an overtime basketball game between Sacred Heart Academy and duPont Manual High School, according to an arrest warrant.

Police say 69-year-old Sedat Akcakoca Acton grabbed one of the sports officials from behind and placed him in a "bear hug" as he was about to leave the gym. Acton then allegedly began yelling and cursing at the official, and shoved him into the side of a door facing, according to police.

During this time, police say the sports official was trying to break away from Acton's grip.

According to a criminal summons, bystanders were able to grab Acton and subdue him.

Investigators say Acton has been to several Sacred Heart games in the past, and in some cases, had to be escorted out "because of his disruptive behavior."

The sports official suffered a cut to his arm, as well as bruises to his arms and ribs, the summons indicates.

Acton and the sports official were complete strangers, police say.

Acton was served with a criminal summons on Jan. 13 requiring him to appear in court next month. He is charged with assaulting a sports official, a misdemeanor.

He was not arrested.

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