Albany police investigating incident where man allegedly tried to attack roommate with machete
ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - The Albany Police Department (APD) is investigating an incident where a man claims he was attacked by his roommate with a machete.
On Wednesday, an officer with APD arrived at the 1100 block of 11th Avenue in response to a disorderly conduct call.
The victim told police that he had been living with the 50-year-old suspect for about two months. When the officer asked for the suspect’s last name, the victim told him that he did not know his last name.
The victim told police that he was speaking on the phone with his girlfriend when the suspect became angry and began to verbally argue with him about being on the phone.
The suspect reportedly grabbed the machete and swung at him multiple times, according to officials.
The suspect and the victim live with a third roommate who supposedly witnessed the incident. The witness went into the bedroom to see what the victim and the suspect were arguing about. He also told police that the suspect swung the machete at police multiple times.
The suspect fled the scene before police arrived, according to officials. The victim told police that he did not know where the suspect would go and had no identifying information on him other than he was a man with a bald head.
The witness told police that he heard the suspect tell the victim that he was going to kill him. The victim allegedly told the suspect that he was going to kill him, as well.
The officer was informed that there were surveillance cameras inside the residence. However, the victim and the suspect’s shared room did not have cameras.
When the officers looked at the surveillance footage, he did not observe anyone with a machete, nor did he hear anyone say they were going to kill each other.
The incident is still under investigation.
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