"Jersey Shore" cast member Ronald Magro, 24, of Bronx, N.Y., was arrested in Seaside Heights after being filmed fighting another man.

TOMS RIVER — Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi was not the only “Jersey Shore” cast member to be involved in a fight during the filming of the hit MTV reality show last summer.

The Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office said Wednesday it is investigating Polizzi’s fellow cast member Ronald Magro after a Sept. 4 fight on the Boardwalk in Seaside Heights.

Magro, 24, of Bronx, N.Y., was arrested by Seaside Heights police. In an upcoming episode of the show, Magro is filmed fighting another man.

Senior Assistant Prosecutor Hillary Bryce said her office is considering aggravated assault charges against Magro after the case was sent to the Prosecutor’s Office by police.

Investigators with the Prosecutor’s Office will be contacting MTV about the investigation, Bryce said.

“This was a fight where the victim lost consciousness. We’re investigating it now to see if it’s aggravated assault or simple assault,” Bryce said.

“I guess we’ll have to watch the next episode to see what happened,” she said of the alleged assault.

The investigation stems from a brawl that happened during the filming of the reality series, she said.

“It started on the Boardwalk. Then they went to the club Karma and the actual assault took place on the Boulevard,” she said.

Bryce said the victim’s name is not being released at this time.

Fellow cast member Polizzi was also involved in a physical altercation during the taping of the series.

In August, Polizzi was punched in the face by Brad Ferro, a gym teacher at North Queens Community High School in Flushing, N.Y., while inside the Beachcomber Bar and Grill, according to a report in the New York Post.

Ferro later pleaded guilty to a nonindictable offense in municipal court, Bryce said.

“Jersey Shore” aired last month on MTV.

The reality program follows eight twentysomething Italian-Americans living it up in Seaside Heights. A new episode airs every Thursday at 10 p.m.

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