Ohio officer struck in head with baseball bat

By Malcolm Hall
The Canton Repository

CANTON, Ohio — A city police officer who was struck on his head at least twice by a man using a baseball bat this afternoon is in serious condition in Aultman Hospital's intensive care unit.

Officer John Clark was assaulted inside the Wal-Mart at 4000 Tuscarawas St. W around 1 p.m. while responding to a call concerning a panhandler, according to police. The suspect, a 23-year-old Canton man, is facing three felony charges.

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