Surveillance video shows aftermath of machete attack in Miami-Dade

Authorities continue searching for subject following attack and robbery

Police in northwest Miami-Dade County are searching for a man following a machete attack.

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – Police in northwest Miami-Dade County are searching for a man following a machete attack.

The incident happened Saturday morning at approximately 8:37 a.m. at a convenience store near the intersection of Northwest 80th Street and 30th Avenue.

According to police, a physical altercation inside the store led to the subject striking the victim with a machete.

The victim walked to a nearby gas station where he called the police. He later spoke to Local 10 News’ Bridgette Matter about the incident, saying he was attacked from behind.

“I didn’t see the guy,” said Donald, the victim who did not want to be identified beyond his first name. “He comes from behind me and put the machete here on my head, and I go on the ground.”

Donald said the man with the machete also robbed him.

“He put the machete here in my body and took my $350,” he said.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue responded and took the victim to a nearby hospital in stable condition.

Donald had a cut on the top of his head that required about six staples. He also said he knows who his attacker is.

The man with the machete took off after the attack. Police describe him as Black man with a thin build and a beard. He was wearing all black clothing, police said.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.


About the Authors:

Bridgette Matter joined the Local 10 News team as a reporter in July 2021. Before moving to South Florida, she began her career in South Bend, Indiana and spent six years in Jacksonville as a reporter and weekend anchor.

David Dwork joined the WPLG Local 10 News team in August 2019. Born and raised in Miami-Dade County, David has covered South Florida sports since 2007.