A 17-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with an alleged baseball bat attack in Chelsea, Massachusetts that left a man with life-threatening injuries.
The teen was expected to be arraigned in Boston Juvenile Court on Tuesday. He faces charges of aggravated assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and armed assault with intent to murder.
The assault happened at about 11:30 a.m. on Monday near the tennis courts of Mary O'Malley Park, according to Chelsea Police Chief Brian Kyes. The victim, identified only as a 20-year-old off-duty security guard, remains in critical condition at Massachusetts General Hospital.
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Kyes said state police divers had recovered an aluminium bat allegedly thrown into the nearby Island End River by the suspect.
Investigators said they are searching for a man and woman seen running from the scene after the assault.
Kyes said there was "no specific mention of motive at this time." The attack remains under investigation.