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800-meter world champion Bosse charged following brawl

March 1, 2018

PARIS (AP) — World 800-meter champion Pierre-Ambroise Bosse has been charged for violence in the wake of a brawl that left him injured last year.

Quoting Bordeaux’s prosecutor office, French media reported Thursday that Bosse was charged for “intentional violence with the use, or threat of a weapon.”

The prosecutor’s office did not immediately respond to The Associated Press’ request for comments.

In August, Bosse said that he had multiple facial fractures in what he described as “a violent assault” by three people in southwestern France, and police detained a 24-year-old man suspected in the beating.

But the suspect claims he only responded to Bosse’s attack, accusing the athlete of throwing a beer bottle to his face.

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