Hoquiam, WA, weasel assault case involved mink

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HOQUIAM, Wash. (AP) -- Here's an update to the strange case of a man accused of assaulting another man in Hoquiam while holding a dead weasel. The attacker told the victim and police that the animal was a marten.

Now, Hoquiam Police Chief Jeff Myers tells KXRO the animal actually was a mink. He says martens haven't been seen in the Grays Harbor area for 50 years.

Both minks and martens are members of the weasel family.

The 33-year-old Hoquiam man was apparently looking for his girlfriend Monday night when he took the carcass to the apartment of her former boyfriend.

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Information from: KXRO-AM, http://www.kxro.com