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Man stabbed in Texas machete attack near homeless encampment


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An unidentified suspect with a machete allegedly attacked a man in Texas Monday night near a homeless encampment.

The attack allegedly took place in southeast Austin while the alleged victim was walking her dog, FOX 7 in Austin reported.

“They’re basically starting to gang up on this guy,” said a nearby resident who asked to remain anonymous about the alleged assault. “Someone hit him in the back of the head, then they stabbed him with a machete.”

Pictures of the incident appears to show a group of men following the victim before one of them stabs him in the arm. The victim should survive. The suspect was described as a man in his 20s, the station reported.

No arrests were reported.

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Austin police did not immediately return Fox News’ request for confirmation.

(Austin Police Department)

Nathan Hill, owner of Frazier’s Long and Low bar on Elmont Drive, told the station the suspected attack was the third this year near the encampment.

In January, a man was shot and killed in the same corner, according to FOX 7.

Man stabbed in Texas machete attack near homeless encampment

Homeless camps are found along the I-35 frontage road in Austin, Texas on February 17, 2021.
(Photo by Montinique Monroe/Getty Images)

“This year in particular, the beginning of this year, and this corner in particular, has been the greatest violence I’ve seen related to homelessness, homelessness in my 20 years in Austin” , Hill said. “I certainly have employees who are quite worried.”

Another neighbor told the station she was worried about her safety.

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“I’m on high alert all the time. I can’t go out for a walk,” said the woman, who wished to remain anonymous.




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