Student injured in machete attack at university coffee shop

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A man armed with a machete asked about the political affiliations of people at a university coffee shop Friday morning before committing an attack that injured a female student in central Kentucky, a witness said.

Lexington police Sgt. Jervis Middleton told the Lexington Herald-Leader the assailant at Transylvania University was armed with a machete and knives and is thought to be a former student.

Student Tristan Reynolds told the newspaper he saw the man enter the coffee shop.

“A guy came in, banged something, a hatchet or an ax, on the table and said ‘the day of reckoning has come,'” Reynolds said. “He asked somebody what their political affiliation was, they said ‘Republican’ and the guy said ‘you are safe.’ And then I realized what was going on and started getting people out.”

  • tom_billesley

    Transylvania U? Where’s a vampire slayer when you need one?

  • vwVwwVwv

    fake news, a republican can use a machete properly…..
    Injured a woman, come on, this is a democrat.

    • UCSPanther

      Something definitely smells about this story. Unless it is an isolated incident of a crazy, I would expect democrat supporters to be far more likely to pull African-style political intimidation…

      • vwVwwVwv

        you know conservatives, we don’t hunt woman with knifes,
        but if we do, with or without a knife, the woman is dead.

  • Osh

    I was calling bullshit until I looked it up and found out that there really is a Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky. BLAAAH!!! But geography and all … It could just be a college that caters to transfolk from Pennsylvania.

  • Jaedo Drax

    Why would Tristan Reynolds claim that? It’s not like he’s a democrat or anything:

  • Spatchcocked

    I’ll have a triple garlic daiquiri please… a Chalice… ice.

  • Gary

    If Obama had a son…..