Machete wielding man arrested after breaking into apartments

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WICHITA, Kansas – A 24-year-old male brandishing a machete was arrested after breaking into an apartment and threatening the people inside.

Sgt. Brian Sigman reports that around 4 a.m. near the 4200 block of S. Hydraulic a man broke into the apartment where five people, ranging from ages 1 to 24, were sleeping.

The people inside report that the man was swinging a machete and yelling profanities.

When officers arrived at the apartment, the man had fled the scene but was found close by.

The man was arrested and booked on several counts of aggravated assault.

Police reports did not indicate if the machete was recovered, but Sigman assumes that it was.

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