Man attacks children during field trip to Lenexa park

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LENEXA, Kan. -- Three kids out on a field trip with their daycare were assaulted by a man Monday morning at a Lenexa park.

It happened at Electric Park at 95th and Loiret.  Daycare workers were trying to get the kids back on the bus when the man approached and began hitting three of the kids. The victims, all under age eight-years old, tried to cover themselves and suffered cuts and bruises to their face, arms and hands.

Daycare workers say the man appeared to be under the influence of a substance or suffering from a mental ailment.

Police say they are also investigating reports of the suspect running down streets near the park waiving a gun and throwing rocks at cars.

The man was taken into custody, but his identity has not been released.  Parents were notified of the incident.

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