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'Charges expected soon' in connection with assault at Niagara Falls Tim Hortons

Video of the assault has been shared on social media, police say charges are coming.

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. — A video circulating on social media of an assault that happened over the weekend at a Tim Horton's in Niagara Falls will result in charges according to the city's Police Superintendent.

In a statement shared late Tuesday night by city spokesperson Anthony Restaino, the Niagara Falls Police Department's Detective Unit was said to be investigating the case and that charges were expected.

Superintendent of Police, John Faso added in the statement, "I am appalled at what I saw on the video posted on social media and we will not tolerate this behavior in our city."

Faso also said that "those responsible will be brought to justice in this matter."

The location on Pine Avenue in Niagara Falls will be making changes after the Sunday night altercation.

Richard Sabin, a district manager for the company that owns the store, CBR Holdings Inc., told 2 On Your Side that the store will be closing its dining room at 2 p.m. daily and closing the entire store at 8 p.m. for the foreseeable future.

"We are horrified by the incident that took place... and heartbroken for our team member who was viciously attacked," Sabin said in an emailed statement.

He did not comment on the condition of the team member who was attacked.

When asked about surveillance video of the incident, Sabin said that video has been shared with Niagara Falls Police but the company would not be releasing it publicly.

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