Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) -This may have been a first for the Rochester Police Dept - a social media assault.

Police received a 911 call around 11:00 AM Sunday from a person who was having a Facebook video chat with a female friend. The caller reported the video feed suddenly showed the female being assaulted by a male.

When an officer arrived in the 1000 block of West Center St, he saw a man with a knife chasing a woman outside the residence. The officer ordered the man to drop the knife and he was taken into custody.

Olmsted County ADC
Olmsted County ADC

Besides assaulting the woman and threatening to kill her, 27-year-old Damien Newman is also accused of choking her. The woman told police Newman became upset when said she wanted to end their relationship.

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