Police on Thursday arrested a College of Charleston student accused of assaulting a Charleston School of Law student outside a bar on the peninsula.

Conor Boyle, 21, of George Street, a senior at the college, is charged with second-degree assault and battery, police spokesman Charles Francis said.

The arrest was made in connection with an incident that happened about 2 a.m. on Oct. 12.

According to police, Boyle and a group of friends got into an argument with another group of people, including a law student, outside of a bar near King and Cannon streets.

The dispute was broken up by the bar’s security and staff, police said.

Boyle and his friends then waited around the corner for the law student.

Boyle body slammed that student on the sidewalk, knocking him unconscious, police said. The victim was transported to Medical University Hospital for treatment.

Boyle is being held at the Charleston County jail, police said.