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Police log: Machete attack

Domingo Melendez, 48, is being charged with aggravated assault after attacking his roommate with a machete early Monday morning.

According to the Mandan Police Department the victim, Melendez work for the same company and are roommates. Co-workers who also live at the apartment told Police they had all been at home drinking that evening. Melendez became angry with the victim and left the apartment to buy a machete at a local store.

Upon returning to the apartment, Melendez attacked the victim, cutting him with the machete. The victim received a slash wound just below his left armpit and was taken to a local hospital.

Melendez fled the scene before officers could arrive, but was stopped near New Salem where he was arrested and charged with aggravated assault.

To share any information regarding this incident, please contact the Mandan Police Department at 701-667-3250.