Roommate rumble over light bulb ends with hatchet attack

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Embargo: Salt Lake City A fight between roommates ended with one attacking the other with an ax in West Jordan.

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WEST JORDAN, Utah — A fight between roommates ended with one attacking the other with an ax in West Jordan.

Just after 4 a.m., authorities were called about an altercation at a home near 2200 W. and 7100 S.

Police said they found two men who had been fighting; one allegedly attacked the other with a hatchet.

Officials said the argument may have been over a light bulb and alcohol may have been involved.

According to police, the 51-year-old suspect ended the argument by burying the hatchet in the other man.

The victim’s injuries are non-life-threatening, according to officials.

The suspect is behind bars facing multiple felonies.

Police said they have been called to this home numerous times over the years, including an incident last May where a suspect allegedly held a woman against her will and assaulted her.

Officers said the suspect in that alleged attack was the victim in the ax incident.

Source: KSTU

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