Two people arrested after altercation with hatchet, chair

John McMahan Austin Sullivan

ELKHART, Ind. – Two people were arrested on Friday after an altercation involving a hatchet and a chair, the Elkhart Police Department reported.  

At 3:43 p.m., an officer was dispatched to the 1200 block of Waurika Street in reference to a trespassing situation.

The individual identified as the suspect, 25-year-old Austin Sullivan, allegedly struck a second individual, 38-year-old John McMahan, with a hatchet during a physical altercation, according to reports.

McMahan allegedly struck Sullivan with a chair during a physical altercation, reports said.

Officers noticed visible injuries on both individuals.

No individuals at the scene requested medical attention as a result of the incident.

Sullivan was arrested for battery with a deadly weapon.

McMahan was arrested for battery.

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