Man injured in machete attack at New Jersey Walmart, police say

KEARNY, N.J. — An argument at a Walmart in New Jersey turned violent Friday after one man struck another in the head with a machete, according to police in Kearny, a suburb of Newark.

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Officers responded around 10:30 a.m. after receiving a 911 call reporting an assault at the Walmart on Harrison Avenue. Authorities found a 43-year-old man inside the store with a “deep laceration to the back of his head,” police said.

He was taken to University Hospital in Newark for treatment of his injury and later released.

“Preliminary information indicates that the victim was involved in an argument with another adult man who then struck the victim in the head with a machete,” investigators said in a statement. “The suspect fled the store before police arrived.”

Officials said the weapon used in the attack was left at the scene and recovered by authorities. Late Friday, police said a man had been arrested in Newark in connection to the incident. He was not immediately identified.

Police continue to investigate.