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Man attacks resident with machete, flees, police say

Man attacks resident with machete, flees, police say

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HAMMOND — A man attacked a Hammond resident with a machete and ran away early Wednesday, police said.

At 12:30 a.m. Wednesday officers were called to a report of two men fighting in the 100 block of Cleveland Street, said Hammond Lt. Steve Kellogg.

Hammond officers arrived at the residence to find a wounded man, who told them that he got into an argument with another man who he knows who was also staying at the residence.

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He stated the man cut him with a machete and then fled, Kellogg said.

The victim had wounds on his face and finger and he was taken to a local hospital for treatment. His wounds were described as not being life-threatening.

Kellogg said it was an isolated altercation between known parties.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Hammond Police Detective Sgt. Nicole Duncanson at 219-852-2968.


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Night Crime/Breaking News Reporter

Anna Ortiz is the breaking news/crime reporter for The Times, covering crime, politics, courts and investigative news. She is a graduate of Ball State University with a major in journalism and minor in anthropology. 219-933-4194,

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