POLICE: Man Slashed By Machete In Argument With Roommates

Wilmington police were called to Morgan Street Saturday night shortly before midnight and found a man who had been slashed in the head with a machete.

Police say a preliminary investigation shows "the victim had been in an argument with roommates, and one of the other men grabbed a machete and hit the victim on the head."

The victim was taken to the New Hanover County Regional Medical Center for treatment, and police say he is expected to survive.

No arrests have been made. Police say additional information will be available Monday.


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  • by Who's with me? on Jan 24, 2011 at 05:10 AM
    Ok, we need to draft machete control legislation immediately. No one can buy a machete without a 7 day waiting period and a permit...
  • by To Kane on Jan 23, 2011 at 07:08 PM
    To be fair, a lot of people are using a larger version of a Gurkha as a machete. I'd like to get one myself.
  • by Kane on Jan 23, 2011 at 04:59 PM
    This picture with this story is not a machete. It's a Gurkha knife.
  • by crazy on Jan 23, 2011 at 02:54 PM
    People are CRAZY! People like this shouldn't even own a butter knife! Guess its true you can't fix stupid.
  • by Danny Trejo on Jan 23, 2011 at 09:46 AM
    This is probably a setup. It's just Hollywood promoting that new Danny Trejo flick "Machete".
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