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October 2, 2013 at 9:59 PM
A 20-year-old man was taken to Harborview Medical Center after being slashed in the face with a machete in a fight in Everett on Wednesday evening, police said.
The man is recovering from non-life-threatening injuries, Everett police spokesman Aaron Snell said.
The fight began between two brothers in the 3200 block of 18th Street, and when a 47-year-old bystander stepped in to break it up, the brothers turned on him, Snell said. The man was hit with a baseball bat, and in retaliation he pulled out a machete and swung it at the pair, slashing one of them in the face, Snell said.
The man with the machete has been arrested and is being questioned, Snell said, but it’s not clear whether charges will be filed.
The other brother ran off, and Everett police, who responded to the scene around 7:30 p.m., have not yet been able to find him, Snell said.
Snell said he didn’t know whether the brothers knew the other man, but he said all three are believed to live in the same neighborhood.
September 6, 2013 at 3:55 PM
Seattle police arrested a 53-year-old man on Friday after receiving 911 calls about his allegedly threatening behavior around the Lake City neighborhood.
Police said they were called to the a dollar store on Lake City Way around 11 a.m. for reports of the man ”growling, performing martial arts moves and brandishing a machete.” Just before officers arrived, they were told that the man had put his weapon away and was gone.
Officers searched the neighborhood for him, but it wasn’t until after 2 p.m that they were directed to him by a woman who said he had pointed his machete at her. The woman described the man as being “wild-eyed,” police said.
Officers found the man and his machete near Northeast 125th Street and Lake City Way. The man will be booked into the King County Jail for a weapons violation, police said.
December 17, 2012 at 7:37 AM
The Associated Press
SPOKANE — Police say a 17-year-old used a machete to steal a bicycle from a rider Sunday night in Spokane.
KXLY reports police found the suspect hiding in a shed with his machete.
Officers believe he and three accomplices are responsible for another assault and robbery around the same time in the area.
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