Man slashed in neck at party

Published 10:41 am Tuesday, November 1, 2016

A man was assaulted outside of the Army National Guard building on Hwy. 84 shortly after midnight Saturday, according to Brookhaven Chief of Police Bobby Bell.

The 24-year-old was cut in the neck at 12:06 a.m. by an unidentified suspect.

“From my understanding, there were a couple of altercations that took place before this, but they’re not saying what it was about,” Bell said.

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Bell said he underwent surgery Sunday, but was unsure of his current condition. The incident is still under investigation, and Bell expects to release more details soon. A warrant has been issued but an arrest hasn’t been made.

Anyone with information about the crime is asked to call Brookhaven Police Department at 601-833-2424 or CrimeStoppers at 601-823-0150. Tips leading to an arrest may be eligible for a cash reward up to $1,000.

Update: Story updated to reflect correct time of 12:06 a.m. Sunday.