PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Providence police arrested a man accused of attacking a woman with a machete on Monday.
The incident happened at 275 Grove St. around 5:45 p.m.
According to a report provided by police, 70-year-old Charles Manuel allegedly struck the victim with the machete on the left side of her face while she was trying to collect rent. The woman suffered a severe laceration, police said.
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Manuel was taken into custody without incident. He was arraigned on Tuesday and charged with two felonies: assault and/or battery and assault on a person over 60, causing bodily injury.
No plea was entered, Manuel is due back in court on Jan. 17.