Two Marines charged in assault of gay man

SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Two Marines were arrested early Saturday in downtown Savannah on misdemeanor charges of battery after they were accused of attacking a gay man who they said was "harassing" them, according to a Savannah-Chatham Metro Police report.

The Marines, men who are stationed at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, were charged with misdemeanor battery in connection with the beating of a 26-year-old Savannah man, an assault that occurred at about 3:45 a.m. near the intersection of Congress and Bull streets in Savannah, according to Gena Moore, a Savannah-Chatham Metro Police spokeswoman.

The man was taken by ambulance to Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah, according to the report. Information about his condition was not available Sunday night.

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