The following information was supplied by the Lower Moreland Police Department:
On Jan 3, the Lower Moreland Police Department responded to the Discovery House, 2755 Philmont Ave., for a reported assault in progress. Police found that Nicholas Capaldi, 27, of Glenside, had just assaulted two other patients in front of the facility, and then walked away toward the Philmont Train Station. He was found at the Train Station and taken into custody after being identified by Discovery House staff.
One of the victims told police that he and two other friends were walking to the facility to receive their daily treatment when they were confronted by Capaldi. According to the report, they were friends with Capaldi, but Capaldi was questioning them about $12 he believed was owed to him by one of the victims. Both parties separated, but a short time later Capaldi turned around and charged towards the male victim and punched him in the face several times with a closed fist. The girl who the victim was with attempted to pull Capaldi off of him, but was subsequently elbowed in the face. Her right cheek was visibly swollen.
An employee of the Discovery House was outside smoking a cigarette while on break and confirmed the information in the report. Capaldi will later be arraigned before a Judge for assault and related charges.