Milwaukee Mayor Hailed as Hometown Hero

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The mayor of Milwaukee, Wis., is being hailed as a hero after he rescued a grandmother and her young granddaughter from an attack at the state fair.

Mayor Tom Barrett was leaving the fair Saturday night when he heard a woman screaming for help. He ran to help her and started to dial 911 on his cell phone. That was when the woman's attacker turned on him with a metal pipe.
But the mayor fought back and the suspect is in police custody.

"He acted like the good citizen that he is," said Chief Mike Jungbluth of the West Allis Police Department.

"Not only did he risk serious injury, but in fact endured serious injury in order to defend somebody who was weaker than their assailant."

The mayor is recovering from minor injuries and is said to be in good spirits.
The woman and her 1-year-old granddaughter are at home safe and sound.

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