Man injured during assault with machete

RCMP

Police say one man is in hospital after he was assaulted with a machete in Chapel Island.

Officers responded shortly after midnight Wednesday to a call that indicated one man had been assaulted by another man with a machete.

RCMP say the victim was taken to hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

Police say their initial investigation has determined three men were socializing when the suspect began to behave aggressively with the other two.

RCMP say the suspect swung a bat towards one man and missed, and another man who was in the area heard what was happening and entered the home.

The suspect then grabbed a machete and swung it at the man who had just entered the home.

Police say the victim suffered an injury to his hand as a result of the incident and was treated by EHS then taken to hospital.

RCMP say they know who the suspect is and are working to locate him.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact police or call Crime Stoppers.