Suspect Busted in Pipe Attack on Milwaukee Mayor

By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Aug 17, 2009 3:53 AM CDT
John Barrett , the brother of Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett ,talks with Patrick Curley, Mayor Tom Barrett's chief of staff after a news conference in Milwaukee yesterday.    (AP Photo/ Jim Prisching)
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(Newser) – A 20-year-old man has been arrested for a pipe attack on the mayor of Milwaukee as he came to the aid of the mother of the suspect's girlfriend, reports the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Mayor Tom Barrett, 55, suffered a broken hand and head injuries when he confronted the attacker and dialed 911 on his phone. The confrontation began when the mayor heard a woman screaming as he attended the Wisconsin State Fair. Barrett is expected to fully recover.