CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say a private security guard patrolling a public transportation hub was beaten unconscious by a man he had ordered to leave the property.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police said 50-year-old G4S Company employee Jeffery Outen suffered a broken nose, head injuries and needed stitches in the 6 p.m. Friday attack, but is expected to recover.
Police say 49-year-old Reginald Alexander let the Charlotte Transportation Center once when asked by Outen, but then returned and refused to leave.
Police said in a statement that Alexander punched Outen in the head several times and the officer was knocked out when he hit his head on the sidewalk.
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Alexander is charged with assaulting inflicting serious injury on a law enforcement officer. Jail records did not indicate if he had an attorney.