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Cedar Rapids man attacks woman with machete, police say

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A Cedar Rapids man faces multiple charges after officials said he attacked a woman with a machete Sunday in the 2000 block of Park Avenue SE.

According to the criminal complaint, Virgil P. McGuire, 31, “came at the victim in a threatening manner with a machete that he had concealed on his person.”

The complaint states McGuire then used that machete to “cause $200 to $500 in damage” to the woman’s vehicle.

McGuire is charged with assault while displaying a dangerous weapon, carrying a concealed weapon and fourth-degree criminal mischief.

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