Suspect on the run after assault on Cincinnati Bell worker

Police are searching for Brandon Kendall (left) in an assault on a worker. Andre Christopher...
Police are searching for Brandon Kendall (left) in an assault on a worker. Andre Christopher has been arrested. (Hamilton County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Oct. 11, 2017 at 4:47 PM EDT|Updated: Oct. 11, 2017 at 9:07 PM EDT
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SPRINGFIELD TWP., OH (FOX19) - One arrest has been made in the assault of a Cincinnati Bell employee, but authorities are still searching for the man they say started the attack.

It happened Tuesday afternoon in the 6200 block of Witherby Avenue.

The installation tech told officers he was approached by Brandon Kendall, 30, while he standing at his work van.

Kendall allegedly accused the tech of stealing money while he was installing cable in the basement, according to the incident report.

The employee stated "he did not know what [Kendall] was talking about."

That's when Kendall reportedly began punching him. Several other people who were playing basketball nearby joined in and also assaulted the Cincinnati Bell worker, police said.

During the incident, the suspect took the victim's cell phone, wallet and keys to the van.

The victim was able to get away and ran to a nearby home, where some women on the porch called 911.

Police are still searching for Kendall. A warrant has been issued for his arrest.

Andre Christopher, 21, has been arrested and is now charged in the incident.

Christopher remains in the Hamilton County Justice Center.

Cincinnati Bell statement on injured technician:

Cincinnati Bell is aware of the incident involving one of our technicians that took place in North College Hill, and we are working closely with the Springfield Township Police Department.

Cincinnati Bell has approximately 1,000 hard-working technicians working across the region every day, and their safety – and the safety of every Cincinnati Bell employee – is the top priority for the company.

Cincinnati Bell is staying in close contact with our injured technician, and we appreciate the Springfield Township Police Department's assistance.

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