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Police: Man charged with attempted murder in North Carolina machete attack

Police in North Carolina say they’ve charged a man with attempted first degree murder after he attacked a person with a machete.

The Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office said the attacked occurred Friday morning in Macclesfield in the area of Carr Farm Road.

Police said Carlos Antonio Washington, of Tarboro, attacked a person with a machete outside the victim’s home. Police said Washington fled after being shot at by members of the victim’s family.

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Carlos Antonio Washington. Courtesy Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office

Washington was apprehended later by police and is being held at a local detention center under a $2 million bond.

Police said the victim suffered minor injuries and was checked out by Edgecombe County EMS.

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Courtesy Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office

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