Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett was hospitalized with head and hand injuries on Sunday after he tried to assist a woman crying for help and was attacked by a man with a metal pipe near the Wisconsin State Fair, police said.
Barrett was in stable condition at a local hospital and was alert and talking when he arrived there on Saturday night, Milwaukee police said.
The mayor had gone to the Wisconsin State Fair on Saturday with his children and niece. As Barrett walked to his car, he heard a woman screaming for someone to call 911, police said.
"The mayor stopped and said something like, ‘Let’s all cool down here, I’m going to call 911,’" the mayor’s spokesman Patrick Curley said. "He said it one or two times according to him. When he took out his phone, that’s when the suspect attacked him."