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LMPD: Man accused of hitting person with hatchet in custody

Police said they have finally caught the man they say was responsible for injuring a person with a hatchet in a May 10 attack on Northwestern Parkway.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A man police say violently attacked someone in the Portland neighborhood has been taken into custody.

Metro Police said Cartez Cunningham has been arrested 10 days after attacking the victim with a hatchet in the 2700 block of Northwestern Parkway.

The victim suffered injuries to their back in that incident and is expected to be okay. Police said Cunningham had fled in a white Chrysler 300.

According to a post on Facebook, Metro Police said Cunningham was arrested in the 200 block of Glendora Avenue in the Shawnee neighborhood after a “very brief” standoff.

The post concluded with, "nice job officers."

Cunningham will face felony assault charges.

He is expected to be taken to Metro Corrections where he will await arraignment.

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