Man detained after investigation into alleged machete attack

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station deputies respond to a reported assault in Newhall on Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021. Dan Watson/The Signal

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies are investigating a reported assault with a machete in Newhall Wednesday morning that sent one to the hospital.

The assault with a deadly weapon incident was reported around 11:30 a.m. on Railroad Avenue, near 13th Street, according to SCV Sheriff’s Station spokeswoman Deputy Natalie Arriaga.

Los Angeles County Fire Department personnel were also called to the scene for the reported assault and, after being cleared to enter by the sheriff’s deputies, were assessing one patient who had reportedly been hit in the head, spokesman Jonathan Matheny said around noon.

Deputies at the scene said the altercation was between two homeless men who were bunkmates in the nearby wash.

The suspect was located near the scene and arrested, while the victim did not sustain any cuts, but was transported via ambulance to a local hospital, according to deputies at the scene.

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