Police respond to assault near West Campus, suspect was said to be armed with ‘machete-like knife’


AUSTIN (KXAN) — On Monday afternoon, Austin police responded to the scene of an assault at 23rd and San Antonio streets Monday afternoon, where a suspect was reportedly armed with a machete-like knife, according to UT police.

Austin Police Department says the attack happened at the 2200 block of San Antonio Street. A man was reportedly transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

(KXAN/Andrew Choat)

According to University of Texas police, the man appears to be 20 years of age or younger. UT Police say that the victim and suspect are not affiliated with the school.

On Monday around 5:45 p.m., UTPD reported that the scene was clear and the suspect was not believed to be in the area. If you have any information, you’re asked to call 911.

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