One person is in custody and at least two people were injured after an incident in the area of the 2700 block of Washington Street, Davenport, shortly before 6:30 p.m. Saturday.
Police responded to a report of a man walking through the neighborhood carrying a machete, and an ambulance transported at least two people from the scene. Neighbors said one was a young woman whose thumb was practically severed.
Officers put up crime scene tape in the area, where a cleaver was lying on the sidewalk.
Neighbors said three weapons were involved. “All I know is there was a machete and a hammer in our yard,” said one neighbor, who preferred not to give his name.
Several people gathered in the area while police talked to neighbors and put up crime-scene tape.
Neighbors said the area usually is quiet, and it’s surprising something like this would happen there.
This is a developing story. Local 4 News, first on the scene, will provide details as they become available.