Kentucky police arrest man suspected of attacking Louisville mayor


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The Louisville, Kentucky, police department announced it arrested a man in connection to the assault on the city’s mayor, Greg Fischer. 

“Antwon M. Brown … of Louisville was arrested without incident in the assault case of Mayor Greg Fischer,” the police department announced Tuesday. 

Fischer was attacked Saturday while visiting Fourth Street Live to celebrate Kentuckiana Pride and Juneteenth. Video footage shows the suspect punch the mayor, causing him to fall to the ground. 

The police department said Tuesday Fischer is “well and appreciates the support he has received.”

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“My son, who is 30 said, ‘Dad you’re not quite an old geezer yet, but it is good to see you can still take a punch,'” Fischer said on Sunday at a Juneteenth gala. “It is an unfortunate thing. We’re living in weird times these days, so it’s just another day in the life of the mayor.”

LOUISVILLE, KY – AUGUST 5: Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer talks about Breonna Taylor and the Louisville Metro Police Department during an interview Wednesday August 5, 2020 in Louisville, Kentucky. 
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Brown, 30, was charged with one count of assault in the fourth degree. He pleaded not guilty on Wednesday. 

His bond was lowered from $25,000 to $5,000 cash during a Wednesday morning arraignment, court records obtained by Fox News Digital show. He was ordered to have no contact with the city’s Democratic mayor. 

The Louisville Police Department told Fox News Digital that the investigation into the matter is ongoing. 

Court records show Brown had previously been charged with fourth-degree assault twice before, in 2017 and 2019, the Courier-Journal reported. The charges were amended down in the cases, according to the outlet. 

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer orders all flags in Louisville to be lowered to half staff in honor of Muhammad Ali, the former world heavyweight boxing champion after he died at the age of 74 on Friday at City Hall in Louisville, Kentucky, U.S. June 4, 2016. REUTERS/John Sommers II

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer orders all flags in Louisville to be lowered to half staff in honor of Muhammad Ali, the former world heavyweight boxing champion after he died at the age of 74 on Friday at City Hall in Louisville, Kentucky, U.S. June 4, 2016. REUTERS/John Sommers II
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The mayor’s office did not immediately respond to Fox News Digital’s request for comment. 



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