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Police investigate assault involving machete-wielding man

Wichita police were investigating an aggravated assault Sunday involving a man who they say carried a machete into a bar.

The man had been asked to leave the bar at 604 S. Topeka. He left, but returned 15 minutes later carrying a machete and threatening people, said Sgt. Jim Bratt, spokesman for the Wichita Police Department.

Someone in the bar grabbed the man's hand while another struck him in the head with a large wooden post, Bratt said.

The man was hit in the head several times. He was taken by EMS to the Via Christi-St. Francis Campus in critical condition.

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