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Man asks for money, told no, attacks with machete

Man asks for money, told no, attacks with machete

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A New Orleans man says he was attacked with a machete after refusing a beggar's request for money.

City police say the 59-year-old man told investigators that a stranger walked up to him Tuesday evening in the St. Claude neighborhood and asked for change.

He said no, and was attacked with the machete.

Paramedics took the man to a local hospital. Police spokesman Garry Flot says he does not know the man's condition.

The incident was briefly described Wednesday morning in the department's daily list of major offenses.

Police say they don't have any suspects.

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