Suspect arrested in violent machete attack in Fremont

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Police arrested a man Sunday afternoon in connection with a machete attack in Fremont that put a victim in the hospital earlier in the day.

At around 11 a.m., a woman called 911 screaming saying that a family member had been attacked by a man with a machete, police said.

Several officers and fire paramedics responded to the 3000 block of Rockett Drive, near Central Park.

When officers arrived, they found a man suffering from multiple lacerations, consistent with a stabbing to the head and face, as well as a large crime scene.

The victim was conscious and treated by fire personnel then transported by ambulance to a trauma center.

An investigation revealed that the suspect, who had fled the scene in a vehicle before police arrived, was known to the victim.

The weapon, believed to be a machete or something similar, was not located at the scene.

Through investigative leads, police found the suspect and took him into custody without incident at around 4:00 p.m. in Union City.

The suspect’s name and charges have not yet been released yet.

The victim was hospitalized with major injuries stemming from the violent attack. While the injuries are significant in nature, they are not believed to be life-threatening.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to please contact the Fremont Police Department at 510-790-6800 x 3. The Department will also accept anonymous tips. Please text TIP FremontPD followed by your message (140 characters) to 888-777.

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