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Police: Man attacked with meat cleaver

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Posted at 12:34 PM, Dec 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-26 12:34:41-05

DANVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18) — One person was arrested after police say he assaulted a man with a meat cleaver during an argument.

The alleged assault happened Wednesday. Police say that a 23-year-old man arrived at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center for a head wound after he said he was attacked with a meat cleaver.

Officers say the incident occurred after a verbal altercation.

Hunter M. Newman, 23, of Danville was arrested and charged with Assault 2nd Degree, Wanton Endangerment 1st Degree and Tampering with Physical Evidence. The weapon used during the assault was found in a trash can at a second location.