A 22-year-old woman was groped and a 24-year-old man was battered outside of Wando's Saturday night, Madison police said.

The man was defending the women when the suspect and a group of men assaulted him, according to Madison Police Chief Mike Koval's daily blog.

According to Koval: 

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The man and woman were walking out of Wando's on University Avenue around 10:30 p.m. when a 27-year-old man grabbed the woman's buttocks. 

The man who was with the woman told the other man to apologize and was assaulted. He was taken to a hospital. 

The 27-year-old man was arrested on tentative charges of fourth-degree sexual assault, disorderly conduct and battery.

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Emily Hamer is a general assignment reporter for the Wisconsin State Journal. She joined the paper in April 2019 and was formerly an investigative reporting intern at the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism.