Milwaukee police investigate battery incident; man struck with blunt object

Milwaukee police are investigating a battery that occurred on Sunday, Aug. 7 near Kane Place and Warren Avenue. It happened at approximately 7:55 p.m.

Police say the victim was trying to put out a fire when the suspect struck him several times with a blunt object. The suspect also attempted to start another fire in the building. 

The victim, a 55-year-old Milwaukee man, was transported to a local hospital for treatment of non-fatal injuries. 

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The suspect, a 29-year-old Milwaukee man, was arrested. Criminal charges will be referred to the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office in the upcoming days.