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Windsor teen expected to recover after hammer attack

Police tape marks a crime scene in this file photo.

JOHN LEHMANN/The GLOB

A boy attacked by a man swinging a hammer in Windsor, Ont., Friday is expected to be fine after undergoing minor surgery, police said.

The 13-year-old was walking in his neighbourhood of Church Street and Erie Street West when another resident of the area allegedly beat him with a hammer, Windsor Police Staff Sergeant Todd Cox said.

Police arrived at the scene to find the 28-year-old suspect sitting on the grass, with fresh blood on his hands, knees and on the road. A hammer lay beside him.

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The boy was soon located as well. He suffered multiple skull fractures and was taken to Hotel-Dieu Grace Hospital and then transferred to a London, Ont. hospital where doctors performed the surgery.

"He appears to be in fair condition," Staff Sergeant Cox said. "At this point we don't believe the two know each other. So it was a random act."

Police arrested the suspect for attempted murder. They have not named him because he has not yet been charged formally.

He was still in jail Saturday morning and was expected to appear in court.

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