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Milwaukee mayor out of hospital after attack

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  • Police say he intervened in domestic situation at state fair
  • He was beaten by a man wielding a metal pipe
  • 20-year-old suspect was arrested the next day
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(CNN) -- Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Mayor Tom Barrett was released Monday from the hospital where he was admitted after being attacked by a man wielding a metal pipe, his chief of staff said.

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Mayor Tom Barrett has been in contact with city officials despite his injuries.

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Mayor Tom Barrett has been in contact with city officials despite his injuries.

"Today, Mayor Barrett was released from Froedtert Hospital and is home, resting comfortably, where he will continue his recovery," Patrick Curley said in a written statement.

The mayor is grateful to police for their work in arresting a suspect in the Saturday night attack, Curley said.

Anthony Peters, 20, was arrested Sunday.

Police said Barrett was leaving the Wisconsin State Fair in West Allis with his family when he heard a woman crying for help. When Barrett began calling 911, the man who was attacking the woman charged at him and began striking him with the metal pipe, police said.

West Allis Police Chief Michael Jungbluth said the attack on the woman stemmed from a domestic situation in which an intoxicated Peters wanted to see his 1-year-old daughter and had threatened to shoot himself and others.

Barrett continues to stay in contact with city officials, Curley said, and was briefed Monday on items including the city's 2010 budget.

CNN's Chuck Johnston, Shelby Erdman and Ninette Sosa contributed to this report.

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