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Arrest made after arms and leg broken with baseball bat

Police say a man required several surgeries following the incident in The Ward last month

A Guelph man has been arrested after a serious assault late last month that left the victim with two broken arms and a broken leg.

Guelph police report that shortly after 9 a.m. March 23 emergency services were called to a home on Elizabeth Street near Huron Street. A resident claimed he had seen two men outside near his vehicle and went to confront them when one struck him several times with a baseball bat.

Further investigation revealed the victim was actually asleep when two men entered the home and went to his bedroom, where one began to hit him with an aluminum bat. The victim’s teenage son woke and tried to intervene, but one of the men pulled out a knife and held it towards him.

The victim sustained two broken arms and a fractured leg and required several surgeries.

One of the suspects was located downtown Friday morning and arrested. A 40-year-old Guelph man is charged with assault with a weapon, possessing a weapon for a dangerous purpose and being unlawfully in a dwelling. He was held for a bail hearing.