INVER GROVE HEIGHTS, Minn. (AP) — A St. Paul man is accused of attacking an assistant coach for his son's youth hockey team.
Forty-nine-year-old Thomas Angelo Tonda was charged with felony terroristic threats and misdemeanor fifth-degree assault.
According to the complaint, the alleged attack happened Dec. 6 in Inver Grove Heights. The assistant coach told police that Tonda's son was fighting with two other players before hitting one with his hockey stick.
The St. Paul Pioneer Press (http://bit.ly/uzQ32J) reports the coach told Tonda's son his behavior was "unacceptable" and directed him to do a drill. Instead, the boy went into the locker room.
The complaint says Tonda began screaming at the assistant coach and put him in a chokehold. The charges say Tonda threatened to kill the coach as he left.
Tonda remained in jail Thursday.
Information from: St. Paul Pioneer Press, http://www.twincities.com
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