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3rd man arrested for attack on veterans outside Akron American Legion

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Posted at 4:21 PM, Dec 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-03 16:21:53-05

AKRON, Ohio — All three suspects wanted in the senseless beating of several veterans at an American Legion post last month have been arrested, Akron police said.

A 25-year-old man who was still at large after the previous two suspects were arrested last month was taken into custody by the Northern Ohio Violence Fugitive Task Force Friday in Orrville, according to a Facebook post from Akron police.

A 19-year-old man was arrested Wednesday, Nov. 17 and taken to the Summit County Jail, police said. A 19-year-old man also was arrested earlier in November and arraigned on two misdemeanor assault charges.

The incident happened on Oct. 30, outside the American Legion on Kenmore Boulevard.

Police called it an "unprovoked attack."

The victims sustained "significant facial and head injuries during the senseless attack," police said.

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