UPDATE: One arrested, two hurt after assault with machete in Wahpeton

Published: Nov. 16, 2023 at 2:46 PM CST
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WAHPETON, N.D. (Valley News Live) - Two men were taken to the hospital after an altercation in Wahpeton late Thursday morning.

Wahpeton Police Chief Matthew Anderson says alcohol was involved and two people who knew each other were arguing about money. Police were called after someone reported one man had a machete.

Chief Anderson says Brian Howe dropped the machete when officers arrived on scene near the Sportsman’s Lounge along Dakota Avenue. Both of the people involved where injured and taken to St. Francis Health in Breckenridge for treatment.

According to police, Howe was arrested for aggravated assault and booked into the Richland County Jail. A long-form complaint will be filed against the other man for simple assault.