ST. CLOUD - A 23-year-old Albany man has been arrested after allegedly punching a man who was out on a date with his ex-girlfriend.

St. Cloud police say the incident happened at about 2:15 a.m. this (Sunday) morning on the sidewalk in front of the Red Carpet bar.

The 24-year-old victim was punched in the head, causing him to fall to the ground and hit his head.  He was taken to St. Cloud Hospital for stitches.

Police arrested Matthew Blackmore a couple blocks away.

It's believed the victim and Blackmore had never met before.