Male stabbed in Texas machete assault close to homeless encampment

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An unidentified suspect with a machete allegedly attacked a man in Texas Monday night near a homeless encampment.

The assault reportedly occurred in southeast Austin though the alleged victim was strolling his dog, FOX 7 in Austin claimed. 

“They start essentially ganging up on this person,” a resident who life close by and who questioned to remain nameless stated of the alleged assault. “Another person strike him on the again of the head, and then they stabbed him with a machete.” 

Footage of the incident seems to clearly show a group of males next the target right before just one allegedly stabs him in his arm. The sufferer is expected to endure. The suspect was described as a guy in his 20s, the station reported. 

No arrests have been reported. 


Austin Law enforcement didn’t right away return Online News 72h’ ask for for confirmation. 

(Austin Law enforcement Office)

Nathan Hill, who owns Frazier’s Prolonged and Minimal bar on Elmont Push, advised the station that the alleged assault is the third this calendar year in the vicinity of the encampment. 

In January, a person was shot and killed on the exact same corner, according to FOX 7. 

Homeless camps sit along the I-35 frontage road in Austin, Texas, on February 17, 2021. 

Homeless camps sit together the I-35 frontage highway in Austin, Texas, on February 17, 2021. 
(Photo by Montinique Monroe/Getty Photographs)

“This year, in particular, the beginning of this yr, and this corner in certain, has been the most violence I have seen hooked up to homelessness, unhoused circumstance in my 20 many years in Austin,” Hill stated. “I undoubtedly have staff members that are pretty involved.” 

Another neighbor advised the station she’s concerned for her security. 

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“I’m on large alert all the time. I just can’t go out for walks,” reported the female, who wished to continue being anonymous.

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