Tupelo police investigate machete assault

Witnesses said a man pulled a machete on another person at a Kroger store in Tupelo.

Posted: Aug 9, 2019 9:05 PM
Updated: Aug 9, 2019 9:06 PM

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - Witnesses said a man pulled a machete on another person at a Kroger store in Tupelo.

The store is located on Barnes Crossing Road.

Tupelo police described the incident as a domestic dispute.

The machete-wielder, described as a heavy-set white male, left the scene before police officers arrived.

That person will face a simple assault by threat charge, according to police.

Police described the victim as a 17-year-old, but they confirmed no blows were exchanged.

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