Homeless man accused of ax attack

10:18 AM, May 21, 2012   |    comments
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Police say 55-year-old Mark Hirshberg is accused of assault and menacing after a 33-year-old homeless man was attacked repeatedly Sunday with the ax in a local park. 

The victim was taken to St. Mary's Hospital with serious, but non-life threatening injuries.

According to KJCT-TV, Hirschberg fled on a bicycle and swam a portion of the Colorado River to a small island. 

He was apprehended after authorities tracked him down with a boat. The victim was not identified.

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