Machete attack at NJ Walmart leaves man injured, police say

KEARNY, New Jersey (WABC) -- A man was apparently struck over the head with a machete during an argument with another man at a Walmart in New Jersey Friday.

Police said a 911 call was made around 10:27 a.m. reporting an assault at the store on Harrison Avenue in Kearny.

Responding officers found the 43-year-old victim with a deep cut to the back of his head.

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According to a preliminary investigation, he was hit with a machete by another man during an argument.

Eyewitnesses said the attack set off chaos inside the store as customers and staff frantically rushed to get out of the store.

The suspect fled the scene but was later arrested by Newark Police. he was identified as Roberto Delgado-Gonzalez, 29.



The victim was taken to University Hospital, where he was treated and released.
"We are shocked by today's incident and are hopeful the injured customer recovers quickly," Walmart said in a statement. "We are grateful to law enforcement for their quick response and are helping them in any way we can."

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Any persons with information relevant to the investigation are asked to call (201) 998-1313, or to email tips@kearnynjpd.org. Reference case number 21-35,481.

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