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Milwaukee mayor recovering from pipe attack at state fair

Doctors say Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett was alert and talking when he arrived at a hospital Saturday night.

Barrett is recovering from injuries he suffered when he was attacked by a man with a pipe.

Barrett was leaving the Wisconsin State Fair with his family when he heard a woman crying out for help.

When Barrett started calling 911, the attacker charged the mayor and started hitting him with the metal pipe. The suspect then ran away.

The woman wasn't injured.

Suspect Anthony J. Peters was arrested Sunday. Police say the 20-year-old has a lengthy criminal record.