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Police arrest man after viral video depicts an assault with a brick in South Baltimore

Baltimore City Police have arrested a man who allegedly struck another man with a brick in the city’s Sharp-Leadenhall neighborhood in August.


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Police arrested 69-year-old Kenneth Burke of Baltimore Friday morning. After his arrest, Burke confessed to the assault, saying that “he and the victim are previous acquaintances, and that the two were having a dispute,” according to a police news release.

Burke has been charged with first degree attempted murder, and was preparing to go before a court commissioner as of Friday afternoon, the news release said. Charges against Burke were not listed in online court records Friday afternoon.

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The Aug. 30 incident was the subject of a viral video, which depicted one man approaching another from behind, carrying a brick. As the assailant struck his victim’s head, he crumpled to the sidewalk.

The man received minor injuries and did not seek medical attention. A witness told police that the attack followed a “loud argument” between the two men.


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