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Milwaukee mayor calls his niece the real hero

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River Falls, 54022

River Falls Wisconsin 2815 Prairie Drive / P.O. Box 25 54022

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett says his niece, Molly Barrett-Flood, is the real hero.

Barrett spoke for the first time about being attacked while he tried to help a woman near the Wisconsin State Fair last weekend.

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He says things got very ugly, very quickly when the man started hitting him with a pipe.

Barrett spoke in his front yard, with his hand bandaged heavily and cuts obvious on his face.

The mayor's assailant could be charged Friday.

Molly Barrett-Flood called 911 for help when the suspect started his her uncle with a metal pipe.

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