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Man injured in assault in city

May 14, 2000

A Hagerstown man received head injuries after being assaulted with a hammer or baseball bat Sunday evening, Hagerstown City Police said.

Police said Robert Kleinmann, of the 200 block of North Potomac St., went to visit his children at a Noland Village home when he got into an argument with another man.

The man allegedly struck Kleinmann in the back of the head. Witnesses told police the assailant used either a hammer or baseball bat.

A friend then drove Kleinmann to his apartment, where he collapsed on the sidewalk, bleeding from the head. His injuries were not considered life-threatening, police said.

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It wasn't clear who called 911, but an ambulance arrived around 8:15 p.m. and Kleinmann was taken to the Washington County Hospital, police said.

Police said they had the alleged assailant in custody Sunday evening but did not release any other information.

On-lookers gathered around the sidewalk on North Potomac Street as Community Rescue Service personnel worked to stabilize Kleinmann.

Hagerstown Fire Police directed traffic around the area where the Kleinmann was found as police conducted their investigation.

- Kimberly Yakowski

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