A 34-year-old New York man was hospitalized after being attacked with a machete in Waterbury.
Waterbury police say Christopher McGorman of Yonkers was walking in the area of 203 Willow Street around 6:15 p.m. Saturday when a man drove up to him in a black Honda or Acura. The man got out of the car and approached McGorman, then began swinging at him with a stick and a machete. McGorman defended himself and the suspect then threw the machete into a nearby yard and fled in his vehicle.
McGorman suffered injuries to his back and shoulder from the stick and partial amputations to some of the fingers on his right hand. He was transported to St. Mary’s Hospital but police say he will likely be transferred due to the severity of the finger injuries.
Police responded and located the machete and the attacker’s ball cap.
Anyone with information on this attack is encouraged to contact Waterbury police.