Security Guard Charged With Assault

A man accused of felony assault at an upstate New York music festival has been identified as a security guard.

State police say 52-year-old Bruce Belfer, of West Allenhurst, New Jersey, was working security at the Taste of Country music festival at Hunter Mountain when he allegedly kicked a 21-year-old man in the face and struck him with a blunt object.

Belfer was arrested last Friday and charged with assault with a weapon and criminal possession of a weapon.

The attack allegedly caused serious facial injuries to the victim.

Belfer was arraigned in village of Tannersville Court and released on bail. It could not immediately be determined if he has a lawyer.