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Love-triangle leads to machete attack

October 25, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
Police think a lovers' quarrel is the motive behind a machete attack Friday night in Cypress. 33-year-old Antonio Ortega Avalos surrendered to police Saturday morning.

He is accused of attacking a 45-year-old man, believed to be the ex-husband of Avalos' new girlfriend.

Paramedics took the victim to Long Beach Memorial Hospital. He sustained severe cuts to one of his arms but is expected to survive.

Avalos is being held on a $25-thousand dollar bond and will be arraigned on Monday with an assault with deadly weapon charge.

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