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Four charged in Federal Hill assault

Four West Baltimore residents have been charged with assaulting and robbing two people early Friday morning on a Federal Hill street, police said.

A 24-year-old woman told police she and a male friend, 28, were walking in the 100 block Ostend St. shortly after 1 a.m. when she was grabbed from behind and choked. A second male suspect put her companion in a choke hold, as two other male suspects stood by, according to the police report. The woman said she threw her wallet and keys into the street, and the four suspects ran toward the wallet, then left the area. The woman's friend was knocked or thrown to the ground, cutting his head and briefly losing consciousness, she told police. He was taken to an area hospital, where he was treated for a laceration to his head, police said.

Police later stopped and took into custody four males walking on Key Highway not far from where the assault was reported. The female victim identified two of the group as the assailants, and one of the suspects told police all four had been together that night. Police recovered her wallet and keys, but not a cellphone the woman also reported missing.

Charged were Keith Juwan Ambush, 18, Antroine Figueroa, 28, Tomar Baker, 18, , and Carron Morgan, 17.

Tim.wheeler@baltsun.com

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