Crime & Courts

Police: Stick-wielding man attacks walker in park near Hydraulic and MacArthur

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.

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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