CRIME, POLICE + COURTS

SLCPD arrest man for allegedly attacking another man with a machete

Jul 11, 2022, 6:00 PM | Updated: Jul 12, 2022, 7:50 am
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Salt Lake City Police arrested a 52-year-old man Monday after they say he allegedly attacked another man with a machete. Photo credit: Salt Lake City Police Department.

SALT LAKE CITY — A 52-year-old man was taken into custody by Salt Lake City Police after they say he allegedly attacked a 22-year-old man with a machete Monday morning.

Police said they received information about a man being stabbed in the area of 300 South Main Street at 8:42 a.m. 

The suspect, who was later identified as Milo Durfee, was located near 450 South and West Temple.

The suspect was safely taken into custody by officers. Police from the Utah Transit Authority assisted in the arrest.

Police say the 22-year-old victim was transported to an area hospital with minor injuries.

Based on the investigation, police believe a fight broke out involving a group of men. Police believe the fight is what led Durfee to allegedly attack the victim with a machete. 

Durfee has been booked into the Salt Lake County Jail on suspicion of aggravated assault, possession of a dangerous weapon by a restricted person, and unrelated warrants.

According to a news release, SLCPD has placed extra patrols in the area of 300 South and Main Street to help cut down on crime. This has been ongoing for the past couple of weeks.

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