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Kentucky student injured in machete attack at university coffee shop

4 years 7 months 1 week ago Friday, April 28 2017 Apr 28, 2017 April 28, 2017 10:44 AM April 28, 2017 in News
Source: Associated Press
Image via Lexington-Herald Leader

LEXINGTON - Officials say a student has been injured, another person is in custody and a university has canceled classes following a machete attack at a university coffee shop in central Kentucky.

Lexington police Sgt. Jervis Middleton told the Lexington Herald-Leader it happened Friday morning at Transylvania University. He said the assailant was armed with a machete and knives and is thought to be a former student.

Fire department Battalion Chief Joe Best said the victim was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. He said the assailant was also taken to the hospital to be evaluated.

Transylvania University said on Twitter that a student was injured during an incident at the school's coffee shop Friday and that classes were canceled.

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