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Hamilton man wielding baseball bat in east end sent to hospital: police

Hamilton police say an altercation in the city's east end among three men ended with one being sent to hospital with injuries. Don Mitchell / Global News

A 62-year-old man was sent to hospital after he confronted two men with a baseball bat and brass knuckles in Hamilton’s east end, say police.

Officers were called to a street disturbance on Barton East and Strathearne Avenue shortly before 10:30 p.m. on Monday.

Upon arrival, police found an injured 62-year old man who was eventually transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

After securing the scene and talking to witnesses, officers believe the older man wielding the bat and brass knuckles entered into an “armed confrontation” with two other men.

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Police arrested a 21-year-old Hamilton man on scene and charged him with aggravated assault and failing to comply with probation.

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An 18-year-old is still outstanding, having fled the scene, officers say.

Investigators learned this was the fourth incident among the three men.

The 62-year-old has been charged with the possession of a prohibited weapon and is scheduled to appear in court on Sept. 19

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