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York mayor's son allegedly attacked her; on leave from city job

| Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, 5:03 p.m.
From left: York Mayor Kim Bracey, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf and Wilkinsburg Councilwoman Marita Garrett have their photo taken during Wolf's campaign stop at Rep. Edward Gainey's office in East Liberty on May 15, 2014.
Guy Wathen | Tribune-Review
From left: York Mayor Kim Bracey, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf and Wilkinsburg Councilwoman Marita Garrett have their photo taken during Wolf's campaign stop at Rep. Edward Gainey's office in East Liberty on May 15, 2014.

YORK, Pa. -- A 30-year-old man charged with physically attacking his mother - the mayor of a Pennsylvania city - is on leave from his $52,000-a-year city job.

Brandon Anderson Sr.'s attorney didn't immediately comment Friday on the simple assault and harassment charges he faces for the alleged Sept. 30 attack on York Mayor Kim Bracey.

Bracey has said Anderson is “battling and opioid addiction”. Police say he punched the mayor in the face, kicked her in the back after she fell down and had to be stopped by a bystander from hitting her with a wooden flag pole.

Officials say Anderson is on paid leave from his job as a shift supervisor at the city's water treatment plant, but won't say if it's medical or administrative leave.

Bracey is running for re-election Nov. 7.

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