Man flees after attacking woman at court

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CUBA, N.Y. (WIVB) – A 23-year-old man who allegedly assaulted a woman outside of Cuba Town Court remains on the run.

Tuesday night around 7:30 p.m, Cuba Police officers attempted to take Giovanni Salmonson into custody after they say he attacked the woman outside the courthouse. Salmonson fled on foot into a wooded area. He was pursued by K9 officers from Cuba and State Police, but his trail was lost in a creek bed.

NOTE | The mouse cursor in Salmonson’s mugshot was the only photo police had available of the suspect

Authorities believe he remains in the Cuba/Olean area. Salmonson is considered armed and dangerous and is wanted on a felony warrant for intimidation of a witness and criminal obstruction of breathing.

Anyone who sees Salmonson or has information on his whereabouts should call 585-968-1666 or 911.

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