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Woman injured in Lantana chainsaw attack

Police chief says chainsaw-wielding man jumped out of bushes, attacked her

LANTANA, Fla. – A woman was injured in a chainsaw attack Tuesday morning in Lantana.

Lantana Police Chief Sean Scheller said a woman in her 60s was walking along the 1200 block of Hypoluxo Road about 7:15 a.m. when a man with a chainsaw jumped out of some bushes near the Super 8 motel and attacked her.

The woman, who was staying at the motel, "suffered slash injuries to her chest and hands," Scheller said.

Juan Carlos Cabrera Jr. is accused of attacking a woman with a chainsaw in Lantana.
Juan Carlos Cabrera Jr. is accused of attacking a woman with a chainsaw in Lantana.

She was taken to a hospital and was undergoing surgery, but her injuries are not considered life-threatening.

The woman's attacker was identified as Juan Carlos Cabrera Jr.

Scheller said the 20-year-old man "saw the woman and decided that he was going to end her life."