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Kentucky police arrest male suspected of attacking Louisville mayor


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The Louisville, Kentucky, law enforcement section declared it arrested a man in link to the assault on the city’s mayor, Greg Fischer. 

“Antwon M. Brown … of Louisville was arrested with out incident in the assault case of Mayor Greg Fischer,” the law enforcement section announced Tuesday. 

Fischer was attacked Saturday when viewing Fourth Road Live to celebrate Kentuckiana Satisfaction and Juneteenth. Movie footage reveals the suspect punch the mayor, causing him to slide to the floor. 

The law enforcement office mentioned Tuesday Fischer is “well and appreciates the support he has acquired.”

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“My son, who is 30 explained, ‘Dad you happen to be not rather an previous geezer however, but it is excellent to see you can nonetheless get a punch,'” Fischer said on Sunday at a Juneteenth gala. “It is an regrettable detail. We are residing in unusual times these days, so it can be just an additional day in the daily life of the mayor.”

LOUISVILLE, KY - AUGUST 5: Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer talks about Breonna Taylor and the Louisville Metro Police Department during an interview Wednesday August 5, 2020 in Louisville, Kentucky. 

LOUISVILLE, KY – AUGUST 5: Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer talks about Breonna Taylor and the Louisville Metro Police Office throughout an interview Wednesday August 5, 2020 in Louisville, Kentucky. 
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Brown, 30, was charged with a single rely of assault in the fourth degree. He pleaded not guilty on Wednesday. 

His bond was decreased from $25,000 to $5,000 cash for the duration of a Wednesday morning arraignment, court information received by WHD News Digital demonstrate. He was ordered to have no get in touch with with the city’s Democratic mayor. 

The Louisville Police Department advised WHD News Electronic that the investigation into the issue is ongoing. 

Court docket data exhibit Brown experienced earlier been billed with fourth-diploma assault two times in advance of, in 2017 and 2019, the Courier-Journal claimed. The fees had been amended down in the circumstances, in accordance to the outlet. 

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer orders all flags in Louisville to be lowered to half staff in honor of Muhammad Ali, the former world heavyweight boxing champion after he died at the age of 74 on Friday at City Hall in Louisville, Kentucky, U.S. June 4, 2016. REUTERS/John Sommers II

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer orders all flags in Louisville to be decreased to 50 percent personnel in honor of Muhammad Ali, the former environment heavyweight boxing champion soon after he died at the age of 74 on Friday at City Corridor in Louisville, Kentucky, U.S. June 4, 2016. REUTERS/John Sommers II
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The mayor’s office did not instantly react to WHD News Digital’s ask for for comment. 

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