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Susanville man makes threats with machete

Friday, July 11 — Dios Wainis, 27, of Susanville, chased another man with a machete, according to a press release from the Susanville Police Department.

At about 9 p.m. Wednesday, July 9, officers responded to an altercation involving a machete on N. Fairfield Avenue.

Upon arriving at the scene, officers spoke to a 17-year-old male teen who claimed Wainis yelled profanities while driving, then proceeded to get out of his vehicle and assault the juvenile with the large blade before two others pulled him away.

According to the press release, the whereabouts of the machete-wielding Wainis remain unknown, however, officers did locate the weapon.

The juvenile did not sustain any injuries from the incident.

The Susanville Police Department urges anyone with information regarding the case to call the department’s 24-hour dispatch line at 257-2171. Callers may remain anonymous.

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