Man assaulted with machete in Ponca City last night

Ponca City Now - February 20, 2015 12:26 pm

Ponca City Police received a call reporting an assault in the 700 block of West Chestnut Avenue at 1 a.m. Friday. Police and an ambulance responded.

One man was hospitalized in Tulsa with a non-life-threatening injury, police spokeswoman Sherry Bowers said. The 24-year-old man had injuries to his head and nose. The weapon used in the attack was recovered by police.

According to witnesses, the 24-year-old man confronted a 19-year-old man in the back bedroom of the home and an altercation ensued. The 19-year-old man grabbed a machete and struck the victim at least twice.

The investigation is continuing, Bowers said.


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