Machete attack was self-defense, police say

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by Cornelius Swart, KGW.com Staff

NWCN.com

Posted on March 19, 2014 at 11:27 AM

Updated Wednesday, Mar 19 at 11:27 AM

PORTLAND, Ore. --One man stabbed another man with a machete in a Portland park Saturday night, in what police called an act of self-defense.

Mark McCurry, 56, was stabbed at about 8:00 p.m. in Colonel Summers Park in Southeast Portland after he got into an argument with Steaven Bruce Sutton, 57. The two men were identified as homeless, according to police.

McCurry pulled out a small pocket knife and Sutton responded by pulling out a machete. The machete was about 22 inches in length and it was seized, police said.

Police believe Sutton was acting in self-defense. 

McCurry was taken to a Portland hospital for treatment. His wounds were not life-threatening.

 

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