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Man with a machete assaults juvenile at Kroger in Tupelo

Man left before police could arrive

Posted: Aug 8, 2019 6:42 PM
Updated: Aug 8, 2019 6:42 PM

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police are looking for a man who witnesses say pulled a machete on another person at the kroger store on north gloster this afternoon. let's go live to wayne hereford who was at the store in tupelo shortly after the incident happened. i was driving near kroger this afternoon when i noticed a police car with blue lights flashing whip into the parking lot . i followed the car and found at least four police cars in the parking lot of kroger near the entrance. a while later i spoke with a tupelo police officer who said that there had been a domestic dispute . some witnesses said that the man had a machete , a long sword-like blade used as a weapon at times. police say the person with the machete will face a simple assault by threat charge . the suspect left the scene before police arrived. police say there were no blows exchanged and that a 17-year old juvenile was the victim. they also say the victim and his guardians will proceed with the case ,which is a misdemeanor, through the municipal court system. they did not say if the man with the machete was still at large but they were searching for what one officer said was a heavy-set white male. reporting live in tupelo , wayne hereford wtva nine news at , matt's here
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