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“I probably just should have walked away,” he said.

One of the men demanded to know his name. When he identified himself, he said the man hurled a curse word, accused him of hating the Seneca Nation and punched him in the chest. Then, Mr. Grisanti said, a woman with the man socked him in the side of the head.

As the men scuffled, Mrs. Grisanti said she was attacked by two women who appeared to be with the man fighting with her husband. She said she was thrown to the ground and then punched while one of the women pulled her hair out and repeatedly slammed her head on the floor.

Niagara Falls police confirmed there was a melee at the casino.

In a statement read over the phone, police Superintendent John Chella said detectives were “reviewing the situation and investigating any and all facts to determine what exactly took place.”

• From wire dispatches and staff reports

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