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Police: Man attacked 2 people in Richmond with metal bar

Charles E. Inge, Jr. (Source: Richmond Police) Charles E. Inge, Jr. (Source: Richmond Police)
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Richmond Police have arrested a man after they say he attacked two people Friday morning. The attack happened around 7:40 a.m. in an alley near the parking lots at 16th and Broad. It’s a stretch widely walked by VCU medical students.
Police say 48-year-old Charles E. Inge, Jr. approached a woman from behind and struck her in the back of the head with a metal bar. They say he then tried to attack a man, who deflected the strike.
A Richmond Police officer patrolling the area quickly arrested Inge after the second victim reported the crime. The female victim was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
"She was all bandaged up," said William Ozmar, who saw the victim on the ground. "She was strapped to the gurney. She wasn't lying flat. She was sitting up."
Ozmar says the woman who was hit in the head was in her twenties and wearing scrubs, and receiving treatment underneath the train tracks.
Police say the act was random - the suspect doesn't know the victims or have any kind of a motive. Inge, Jr. now faces two aggravated assault charges.

"It feels pretty dangerous," said VCU dental student Paul Kim. Kim says the sidewalk is dark on his way to school, in the early morning. "It's like completely dark and there's no lighting. So you're not going to be able to see who's nearby.”

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