Police hunt for man in machete slashing

January 5, 2009 11:36:14 AM PST
Police are searching for a man who took a machete and slashed a woman with whom he had a previous relationship, her new boyfriend and another woman Monday morning in Union City. Union City Police Chief Charles Everett says the suspect repeatedly slashed the woman who apparently had recently left him.

She is in critical condition at Jersey City Medical Center.

The chief says the other victims were being treated for lesser wounds. The attack occurred around 3 a.m. in the apartment of the second woman.

The man allegedly pulled out the machete after gaining entry to the apartment. Police say he attacked the second woman when she came out of a bedroom to see what was going on.

Union City is a densely populated community across the Hudson River from Manhattan.

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