Man Arrested After Machete Attack

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EASTLAKE, Ohio — A man in Eastlake was arrested after reportedly chasing a woman with a machete.

According to Eastlake police, officers were called to East 343rd and Vine to reports of a male with a machete chasing a female in a silver vehicle.

The man was found at East 340th and Jennison, and stopped. As he turned to talk to officers, he was holding an open beer.

When asked about the machete, the male raised his arms into the air, and a machete fell out from the inside of his jacket.

According to the complainant, the man’s girlfriend was in a vehicle in a parking lot with a relative when the suspect approached them with the weapon.

The man told police he wanted to fight the relative over a prior illegal drug incident.

The suspect was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct and carrying a concealed weapon.

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