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Harvey Updyke Jr. says he was attacked

Updated: April 20, 2011, 10:05 PM ET
Associated Press

OPELIKA, Ala. -- The Alabama fan accused of poisoning landmark trees at Auburn's Toomer's Corner told police he was assaulted at a gas station Wednesday shortly after leaving the courthouse.

Harvey Updyke Jr., 62, told an officer he was attacked when he stepped out of his car at a gas station on Birmingham Highway, according to Opelika Police Capt. Allan Elkins.

Updyke was punched in the head, and believes there was more than one person involved, but didn't see who did it, ...

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