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Police Investigating Assault with Baseball Bat

Police car lights(Updated at 2:15 p.m.) Arlington County Police are investigating a daytime assault in the Douglas Park neighborhood.

The incident happened just past 11:00 a.m., near the intersection of 16th Street S. and Glebe Road. A man struck his nephew in the head with a baseball bat following a verbal argument, according to police spokesman Dustin Sternbeck.

The victim was transported to the trauma center at Inova Fairfax Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries, including a “significant laceration” on his head. He was alert and conscious when police arrived.

The victim’s uncle surrendered to police without incident, Sternbeck said. He’s expected to be charged with malicious wounding.

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