Elkhart police arrest suspect in machete attack of Walmart worker
Police in Elkhart say they have made an arrest in connection with a machete attack in the Walmart parking lot on County Road 6.
The incident happened at about 8:30 a.m. Tuesday. Police say it appears the suspect, later identified as 25-year-old Lincoln Leuchtner of Elkhart, stole a machete from the store by concealing it in his backpack.
Once out of the store, Leuchtner allegedly called a Walmart employee over to him in the parking lot and attacked him, then fled on a bicycle.
Leuchtner was arrested about an hour later. The victim, a man in his early 30s, was treated for what were described as non-life-threatening injuries.
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