One man needed nine stitches to close a wound he suffered at a Hudson Valley bar. The man who allegedly hit him was arrested.

Recently, Saugerties police responded to Stella’s Station on Partition Street in the Village of Saugerties for a report of an assault.

Upon arrival, officers met with the complainant, who said he was punched in the face during a verbal argument, by a man he identified as being a Joseph Bruno.

The man suffered a cut to his forehead. He was taken to Northern Dutchess Hospital and needed nine stitches to close the wound he sustained during the attack, police say.

After an investigation which included interviewing several witnesses, 38-year-old Joseph Bruno of the Town of Saugerties was arrested and charged with assault.