A 34-year-old Chatham man has been charged after police say he struck another man with a shower curtain pole.

Chatham-Kent police responded to a disturbance on King Street East in Chatham on Tuesday afternoon.

Through investigation, police say they learned that during a verbal altercation, the man struck another man, known to him, in the leg with a shower curtain.

The man was arrested and the metal pole was seized as evidence.

He has been charged with assault with a weapon. He has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.