Russell Duffney Arrested for Cutting Man's Ear with Machete at Cookout

| by Michael Allen
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Russell Duffney allegedly chopped off part of a man's ear with a 36-inch machete during a cookout at his home in Saratoga Springs, New York on Tuesday night.

According to the Associated Press, Duffney swung a machete, cutting off part of the unidentified victim's left ear and slashing his face.

The victim was taken to Saratoga Hospital and is reported in serious condition.

Afer the victim told police officers what happened, they later arrested Duffney on charges of assault and criminal possession of a weapon, reports

Duffney was also taken to the hospital after suffering chest pains. Duffney has a criminal background and is on probation, said police.

Once he recovers, Duffney will be taken to the Saratoga County Jail and booked without bail.

Source: Associated Press and