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Riad M. Doughan threw TV remote at son, police say

Published On: Oct 01 2013 09:22:59 AM EDT

A father put a gash in the back of his son's head when he threw a TV remote at him during an argument, officials said.

Riad M. Doughan flung the device at his son, Omar Doughan, at 4:40 p.m. Saturday in their home at 305 Meyer Road, Bushkill Twp., Northampton Co., officials said.

Omar Doughan was treated at the scene by an ambulance squad for a bleeding two-inch head cut, after he was found sitting on a landscape wall outside his home, official noted.


The victim's mother told police her husband also threw a cup of coffee at their son after she had separated them during the quarrel, officials added.

Court papers do not say what sparked the argument.

Riad M. Doughan, 61, was arraigned on assault and harassment charges and released on $5,000 unsecured bail, according to court documents.

A preliminary hearing is set for 1 p.m. Oct. 7.