Man arrested after attacking men with pipe, sword

Jovaughn Walker, 22, arrested on charges of aggravated battery, attempted murder

LAUDERHILL, Fla. – A man was arrested Sunday after he attacked two people in Lauderhill for no apparent reason, police said.

According to an arrest report, Jovaughn Walker, 22, entered a Shell Service Station at 1901 N. State Road 7 just after 10 a.m. and attacked a customer with a metal shelving pole that he had been carrying in his pocket.

Police said Walker then drove off in a 2003 Ford Ranger that had been reported stolen during a carjacking in Deerfield Beach.

While officers were investigating the incident, police received a call about a man inside the Swap Shop, 3291 W. Sunrise Blvd., attacking a booth employee.

Police said Walker grabbed a 3-foot Samurai sword from a store display and "without provocation or any words" began chasing the employee through the flea market with it. Police said Walker swung the sword at the employee, striking the victim at least eight times.

According to the report, Walker "began making statements about seeing (a) poltergeist and wanting to kill all that was evil."

Both victims were treated at area hospitals and released.

Walker faces charges of aggravated battery and attempted murder.

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