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Witnesses help stop reported attack on South High Street

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Yellow Springs residents intervened in an incident on South High Street yesterday, Oct. 25, in which a man allegedly attacked a woman with a baseball bat and a screwdriver.

Police received a 911 call around 12:50 p.m. that several people were fighting in the 300 block of South High Street, according to a press release from Yellow Springs police. There were 4-5 people in the street when local officers arrived. At that time, a man ran toward a woman and tackled her; officers intervened to pull the man off the woman.

Initial police investigations revealed that the same man had attacked another woman with a baseball bat and screwdriver prior to the 911 call. Witnesses were able to intercede.

Both women were transported to area hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries. The man was transported to Greene County Jail with criminal charges forthcoming.


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