Man arrested after hatchet attack during argument

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MADISON, Wis. — Madison police say a man is recovering this morning after being attacked with a hatchet overnight.

Police were called to Roth Street on the north side at about 12:18 a.m. Monday after someone reported a person being hit in the head with a hatchet. When officers got to the scene, they found both people involved. Police say the incident between the two men seemed to start over an argument over a stolen object.

The 42-year-old victim was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries, where he was treated and released. The Daniel Sawyer, 53,  was arrested on tentative charges of substantial battery.