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One Man Injured, Second Arrested Following Machete Attack On South Coast

One man was seriously injured, and a second is behind bars following an attack with a machete in Santa Barbara County.

Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputies were called to the 900 block of Ward Avenue in Goleta Friday night by reports a man had been seriously injured during a confrontation. They found the 51 year old male victim had his fingers severely cut in a machete attack. The injured man had been in an argument with an acquaintance leading to the incident.

Detectives identified Joseph Bianco of Goleta as a suspect. They found, and arrested the 26 year old man Saturday on an assault with a deadly weapon charge.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral. 
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