JOLIET, Ill. — A Joliet man was arrested Monday night after being accused of breaking into his girlfriend’s residence.

Just before 8:20 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 800 block of Kelly Avenue on the report of a disturbance.

Police allege Arthur Mitchell, 60, entered his girlfriend’s apartment by force and then subsequently attacked her and her adult son with a metal curtain rod.

Joliet police said they encountered Mitchell near the front door and that he allegedly ran back into the apartment after his girlfriend fled.

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He was taken into custody inside of the apartment without incident.

Police did not say if there were any injuries.

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