MACARTHUR PARK, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A man suspect of assaulting someone with an axe and then swimming through MacArthur Park Lake to avoid police was taken into custody Monday.
The situation unfolded around 2 p.m., when authorities said a man armed with an axe threatened someone and then assaulted them with it.
That suspect then swam to a small island in the middle of the lake, refusing to leave. Eventually, the man got into the water and swam around for a while before he came to shore.
Firefighters hosed off the man before he was taken into custody.
The victim who was attacked is expected to survive.
Man who was armed with axe arrested after swimming in MacArthur Park Lake to evade police
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