St. Thomas, Ont., man charged following hatchet attack: police

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St. Thomas police say a man is facing charges after a man was reportedly attacked with a hatchet.

Police say on Saturday afternoon, a group of males were fishing at the west end of Barwick Street in a grassy area by the creek.

A 44-year-old man approached them and told them to leave the area, officials say.

An argument began and escalated when the suspect pulled a hatched, and police say the 26-year-old victim was reportedly struck several times.

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Police found the suspect nearby and took him into custody without incident.

The victim sustained injuries to his hands and neck, officials say.

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The accused has been charged with assault with a weapon and weapons dangerous.

He was later released with a future court date.

There is no word on the victim’s condition.

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