Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett is still in the hospital after being attacked Saturday night outside of State Fair Park. Barrett stepped in to help a woman, who was involved in what's described as a domestic dispute. A man who struck the mayor multiple times with a metal pipe has been arrested.
"I'm happy to report that Mayor Barrett is in satisfactory condition," says Kathy Sieja, a spokesperson for Froedtert Hospital. "He is coherent and talkative, and his really looking forward to going home."
Sieja says the mayor is not expected to speak to reporters when he's released from Froedtert, and she's not certain when that might happen. "His release is really contingent on what the doctors have to say," he said. "They're going to be discussing that this afternoon, and then we should have a pretty good idea." She says Barrett's doctors want him to go home and recuperate.