Cousins involved in machete attack had history of fighting, police say

Man jailed in connection with cousin's cutting in 900 block of West Malone

SAN ANTONIO – Two men who San Antonio police said are cousins and were involved in a machete attack early Wednesday morning have a history of fighting with each other.

One of the men was arrested and the other is in a hospital recovering from his wounds after their latest battle turned bloody.

Police found the 54-year-old victim around 4:30 a.m. near the back door of an apartment behind a home in the 900 block of West Malone. The man was bloody and suffering from multiple cuts on his head and body. He was rushed to University Hospital.

First Report: Police say man attacked cousin with machete during booze-fueled fight

Investigators at the scene told KSAT 12 News that he and his 45-year-old cousin had been up all night drinking. At some point, they began to argue and got into a fight.

Police said the younger cousin picked up a machete and began "hacking away" at the victim.

His saving grace was that the blade on the giant knife was a bit dull, police said.

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The suspect also appeared to have blood from minor injuries when he was led out in handcuffs but he didn't require hospitalization.

After being questioned by a detective, he was taken into custody on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. 

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