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Man attacks daughters with machete in Lauderhill, police say

Father taken into custody after fleeing home

LAUDERHILL, Fla. – Two girls were taken to a hospital after their father attacked them with a machete Friday morning in Lauderhill, police said.

The attack occurred about 10 a.m. at a home on Northwest 44th Terrace.

Lauderhill police Lt. Mike Santiago said the father, for reasons unknown, attacked two of his daughters with a machete.

“He then went on to attack the mother, but she wasn’t injured,” Santiago said.

Broward Sheriff's Office deputies investigate a machete attack on Northwest 44th Terrace in Lauderhill.
Broward Sheriff's Office deputies investigate a machete attack on Northwest 44th Terrace in Lauderhill. (WPLG)

The girls, ages 10 and 17, were taken to Broward Health Medical Center with injuries to their upper bodies. The extent of their injuries wasn’t immediately known.

Santiago said the father, identified as Dennis Reid, fled the scene but turned himself in a short time later.

Reid faces two counts of attempted murder.


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