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Police: Man uses knife, bat to attack teen lifeguards

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A 42-year-old man whose child had been asked to leave the pool house used a knife and a baseball bat to attack two teenage lifeguards, police said.

Worcester police responded to the Lincoln Village pool house at about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday for a report of a disturbance and were told by witnesses that youths were not listening to the lifeguards and were asked to leave, police said in a statement.

The father of a youth began arguing with the lifeguards before taking out a knife and swinging it at a 17-year-old male lifeguard without making contact, police said.

The suspect got a bat from a vehicle, returned to the pool house and swung it at a 15-year-old female lifeguard, again missing, police said.

The suspect used the bat to smash the pool house's front glass door and fled, police said. He was tracked down and charged with two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon and vandalism.

It's the second attack on a teenage lifeguard in Worcester this summer. Four people were charged with beating a 17-year-old male lifeguard at Bell Pond on July Fourth.

 

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