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Homeless man charged in machete attack in Arlington

Tuesday - 6/25/2013, 5:15am  ET

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) -- Authorities say a homeless man faces charges in a D.C. suburb after they say he struck two people with a machete.

Arlington County police say two people were standing outside the Central Library about 2:50 a.m. Monday when a man approached and began arguing with them. Authorities say the man brandished a machete and struck both victims several times.

Police say both victims suffered significant injuries, but they were not considered to be life- threatening. They are being treated at a Washington hospital.

An arrest was made several hours later. Twenty-eight-year-old Derrick Sutherland has been charged with two counts of aggravated malicious wounding. He is being held without bond.


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