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A man armed with a machete asked about the political affiliations of people at a university coffee shop Friday morning before injuring two females in central Kentucky, a witness said.
The assailant at Transylvania University was armed with a machete and knives and is thought to be a former student. . .Police in a news release later identified the arrested man as 19-year-old Mitchell W. Adkins of Cincinnati. He was charged with first- and fourth-degree assault and three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment.
Police said the two victims suffered non-life-threatening injuries. One was taken to a hospital and the other was treated at the scene.
"A guy came in, banged something, a hatchet or an ax, on the table and said 'the day of reckoning has come,'" Reynolds said. "He asked somebody what their political affiliation was, they said 'Republican' and the guy said 'you are safe.' And then I realized what was going on and started getting people out."
Campus security officers subdued the assailant quickly, preventing further injury, Barnard said.
Adkins appears to have a history of publicly protesting what he considered the mistreatment of conservatives on college campuses.
In November 2015, the Transy campus newspaper, The Rambler, published a letter from a student named Mitchell Adkins who complained that he was harassed on campus because he was a Republican.
“Being a Republican in this school makes me such a minority that I’ve had to face discrimination on a daily basis,” Adkins wrote in that letter. “Transylvania is a predominantly Democratic school. I’m always happy to listen to other people’s opinions, but as soon as I give my own, I’m called a ‘bigot,’ an ‘a----le,’ some even go as far as ‘fascist Nazi.’”
originally posted by: Lysergic
They should use his machete on him.
Just sayin' if you think you can do it to others why shouldn't it be returned upon you.
The suspect had self-inflicted injuries.
originally posted by: SirHardHarry
Details are very few at this time, including a true motive.
So much for crazy liberals