Cops arrest Occupy Philly member

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Philadelphia police underneath Dilworth Plaza where police found excrement and graffiti covering walls along the tunnels below the Occupy Philadelphia encampment on Tuesday morning November 15, 2011. Unidentified officer points at some of the graffiti and excrement on the wall. (Alejandro A. Alvarez / Staff Photographer)

Police arrested a 47-year-old man earlier today after he was accused of assaulting a woman at Occupy Philly Dilworth Plaza camp site.

Chief Inspector Joseph Sullivan said the 45-year-old victim told police the man punched and slapped her shortly before 1 a.m.

Investigators found the man several hours later and arrested him. Sullivan said the victim and the man who is accused of attacking her are both homeless. Both told police they were a part of Occupy Philly.

At some point overnight, Sullivan said, the walls below Dilworth Plaza were tagged with fresh graffiti -- and feces.

"The sanitary condition [below the plaza] are out of control," Sullivan said. "It makes you want to throw up."

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