Son faces charges for allegedly attacking his mayor mother

YORK, Pa. (AP) — 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.

The attorney for Brandon Anderson Sr. didn’t immediately comment Friday on the simple assault and harassment charges his client faces for the alleged Sept. 30 attack on York Mayor Kim Bracey.

Bracey has said Anderson is “battling an 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 flagpole.

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

Bracey is running for re-election Nov. 7. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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