A Hamilton man has been charged with assault causing bodily harm after a summer barbecue in North Bay turned violent.

Two neighbours in the Ski Club area of North Bay had separate barbecues on Saturday, each inviting over family and friends.

Eventually, a heated exchange between the two barbecues over noise led to a “violent response,” North Bay police say.

A witness told BayToday that the argument started over two motor homes parked on the street, and that one told the other that "this isn't a trailer park." The fracas involved baseball bats.

Police answered multiple 911 calls to the area around 9:30 p.m. on July 19. They arrested and charged a 36-year-old Hamilton man, who was released and will appear in court on Sept. 2.

Police continue to investigate.