Sexual Assault Suspect in Philadelphia Sent to Hospital After Victim Fights Back With Machete, Cops Say

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Aug. 2 2023, Published 10:03 a.m. ET

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A Philadelphia man has been taken into custody after an alleged sexual assault victim fought back with a machete during an attack at a hotel, according to authorities.

On the morning of July 30, police said a 24-year-old woman was sexually assaulted by a 43-year-old man inside a Philadelphia hotel.

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During the alleged attack, police said, the victim hit the man in the head with a machete.

Further details about the incident were not released.

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The man, whose name has not been released, is said to be in stable condition at a local hospital, where he is being treated, WTXF-TV reported.

The victim was also taken to a nearby hospital, but her condition is not known.

The machete has been recovered and police said an investigation is underway by the Special Victims Unit.


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