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A 61-year-old man who was injured in what Baltimore County police called a "brutal" attack remained hospitalized Friday as a teenage girl was arrested in connection with the assault.

The girl, 15, is a student at Baltimore Community High School, which is near the location of the assault, police said. She has not been identified because she is charged as a juvenile. Police say she was part of a group of teens who attacked the man Wednesday afternoon outside his home on the 500 block of 45th Street.

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The man had gone outside when two girls were fighting on his vehicle, surrounded by a group of other youths, police said. When he asked the girls to move and tried to break up the fight, the kids attacked him.

"The best way I can describe it is brutal," said police spokesman Cpl. John Wachter. "This man just wanted them to leave him alone, and they beat him."

The girl faces a charge of first-degree assault, he said.

Police expect to make more arrests in connection with the attack. Those aged 16 and older will face adult charges, Wachter said.

"The detectives down there are working very hard to identify everybody involved," Wachter said.

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