Juvenile charged in Rome machete attack
ROME — A teenager has been charged with the machete attack on East Dominick Street that seriously injured the victim, according to the Rome Police Department.
A second suspect in the case is still being sought, police said.
The juvenile male, whose identity was not released due to his young age, attacked another man with a machete in a parking area in the 700 block of E. Dominick St. shortly before 4 p.m. Aug. 15, police stated. The victim suffered severe injuries to his lower leg and was treated at a local hospital.
According to rescue personnel, a volunteer firefighter happened to be on the scene with a medical kit, and helped place a tourniquet on the victim’s leg before the ambulance arrived on scene.
Following an investigation, police said the juvenile was identified and was taken into custody this week on one count of first-degree assault, a class B felony. The teen was arraigned in Oneida County Youth Court on Tuesday and is scheduled to return to court.
Police said the investigation is continuing and more charges are possible.
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