Wichita police were called to an apartment complex in the 700 block of North Ridge Road early Tuesday morning.
The incident happened at about 1:30 a.m.
After officers arrived, a 54-year-old man reported that a 47-year-old man had hit him in the head multiple times with a broken chair leg, according to Lt. Dan East, spokesman for the Wichita Police Department.
Prior to the beating, the two men had been in a verbal argument, East said.
The 54-year-old man received multiple lacerations to his head and was taken to Via Christi St. Francis by EMS.
The 47-year-old man was taken into custody by police on suspicion of aggravated battery.