Man critically injured, juvenile in custody following bat attack

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — A Terre Haute man was struck with a baseball bat early Sunday morning and was reportedly in critical condition in an Indianapolis hospital, according to the police chief.

Terre Haute Police Chief Shawn Keen said a juvenile was taken into custody in the incident.

Police were called around 1:18 a.m. Sunday to Third and Hulman streets, where officers found a man with a serious head injury. Keen said witnesses reported that the man tried to stop a fight with two other males. One of those males, a juvenile, retrieved a baseball bat from a vehicle and struck the man in the head, according to witnesses.

Keen said Monday afternoon that at last check, the man was in critical condition.

“So what we’re asking for if there are maybe witnesses who left before the police got there, maybe have, you know, a social media video of this fight, anything that would give us the clearest picture of what is going on we ask that they come forward,” he said.

Keen noted the baseball bat attack happened after protests earlier in the evening had ended.

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