Passersby alerted police to a man attacking another man with a stick at a south Wichita park, a police official said Saturday.
The two witnesses called 911, and police arrested a 30-year-old man. He is suspected of inflicting multiple cuts to the face of a 44-year-old man who had been walking in Chapin Park, near Hydraulic and MacArthur, at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Sgt. Mark Jackson said.
The victim’s injuries were not life-threatening, Jackson said.
The suspect had approached the 44-year-old man, and there was a short conversation before the attack, Jackson said. The two witnesses, on their way to a dog park, saw the victim on the ground and called 911, he said.
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Chapin Park covers190 acres and features the city’s first dog park, according to the city’s website. The park is used for model-airplane flying and has a mountain bike trail and walking trail, the site says.
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