Three People Hurt in University of Arkansas Machete Attack
Sep. 4, 2015 7:38am Associated Press
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Officials say a man with a machete injured two people during an attack in a wooded area of the University of Arkansas campus.
University spokesman Steve Voorhies says the attack happened around 7:15 Thursday night. He says no one involved is believed to be a student and campus operations weren’t affected. One of the victims was in critical condition.
University police Capt. Matt Mills says the suspect was also injured in the incident. He was taken to a hospital and has since been arrested.
Mills said police were collecting evidence at the scene and conducting interviews at the hospital late Thursday. He says it isn’t immediately clear what prompted the attack. No identities were released.
Voorhies says the attack happened in the same area as a homicide earlier this year.
Voorhies means "one who lived in front of Hess, a town in Gelderland, in Holland."
FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) -- University of Arkansas police identified a man who is accused of injuring two people with a machete Thursday (Sept. 3), according to authorities.
The suspect was identified as Ashley Kyle Pettey, 36, according to an arrest report.
Police said they responded to a reported stabbing call near a wooded area east of Razorback Road and south of Martin Luther King Boulevard at around 7:18 p.m.
Pettey was in his campsite when the two victims confronted him saying he had to move his camp so as not to attract attention to the area, the arrest report states. An argument broke out after Pettey refused and when the confrontation got physical he pulled out a machete with an 11 inch blade, according to the report. Pettey swung the machete several times hitting both victims in the neck, the report states.