Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett news conference after his injuries: First public appearance after his attack last Saturday showing cuts on his face and a fractured hand.
Anthony J. Peters, 29, was arrested by Milwaukee police about noon Sunday near 17th St., and State St. after he was sought for the beating of Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett. Mayor Barrett was leaving the Wisconsin State Fair at 10:45 p.m. in the 8800 block of W. Orchard St., West Allis at State Fair Park when he was assaulted.
Mayor Barrett was beaten and injured seriously as he intervened and attempted to stop Anthony Peters from threatening others, namely a grandmother and a child. Mayor Barrett also called 9-1-1 during the incident, which is when Peters began striking him with a metal pipe, which caused injuries to the head and torso. Medical treatment for the mayor included stitches for lacerations on the head and lip, and surgery for a fractured hand — an injury inflicted when the mayor thinks he hit the suspect or the pipe with a return punch.
Milwaukee police and West Allis police traced about a dozen addresses in the two cities that Peters was known to have lived in past years. Anthony J. Peters has an extensive criminal history, including other assault charges.
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Arrest location, upper right, at 17th and State Street.