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This photo provided by the Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office shows Michael Marchalk, charged with murder in the death of his father Gary Marchalk. Pennsylvania State Police say in a complaint filed Wednesday, June 21, 2017, that Gary Marchalk, an attorney found dead in the home of his estranged wife Linda Marchalk, treasurer of Schuylkill County, Pa., was fatally beaten with a bat by his son Michael Marchalk on Father's Day, Sunday, June 18, 2017. Authorities were still searching Thursday, June 22, 2017, for Michael Marchalk, last seen at a Philadelphia bus terminal. (Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office via AP)
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Man arrested over baseball bat death of dad on Father’s Day

This photo provided by the Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office shows Michael Marchalk, charged with murder in the death of his father Gary Marchalk. Pennsylvania State Police say in a complaint filed Wednesday, June 21, 2017, that Gary Marchalk, an attorney found dead in the home of his estranged wife Linda Marchalk, treasurer of Schuylkill County, Pa., was fatally beaten with a bat by his son Michael Marchalk on Father's Day, Sunday, June 18, 2017. Authorities were still searching Thursday, June 22, 2017, for Michael Marchalk, last seen at a Philadelphia bus terminal. (Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office via AP)

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A man accused of beating his dad to death with a baseball bat on Father’s Day was arrested Friday on a Jersey shore boardwalk, officials said.

Michael Marchalk, 37, was taken into custody after Atlantic City police officers spotted him, according to Attorney General Josh Shapiro. He is being held at the Atlantic County Justice Facility, pending further proceedings.

Police say Marchalk had repeatedly threatened 60-year-old Gary Marchalk in recent months. The suspect had lived with his father in Barnesville, Pennsylvania, a few days before the beating and was supposed to enter a drug treatment program Monday.

Instead, police say, the suspect beat and robbed his father, took his wallet and car and fled the Ryan Township home the victim shared with his wife, Linda, the Schuylkill county treasurer.

Police say another son found his father’s body Monday and called police.

Shapiro lauded law enforcement in both states in announcing the arrest.

“We were able to locate and arrest a dangerous killer who fled to another state to avoid prosecution for murder,” Shapiro said. “Our prosecutors worked closely with law enforcement all week, and today this fugitive is off the streets.”

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