A 32-year-old Oshawa man is facing a string of charges after he allegedly attacked an acquaintance with a machete earlier this week.

The 24-year-old male victim went to a friend’s residence in the Brock Street West and Simcoe Street area at around 9:15 a.m. on Monday.

Police say the suspect then stepped out of a basement bedroom and struck a dog several times with a machete, though the dog was not hit by the blade and did not suffer serious injuries.

The suspect is then alleged to have swung the machete at the victim, striking him on the arm.

The victim and his friend subsequently fled the house and the suspect was arrested without incident a short time later.

The victim was transported to hospital with serious injuries.

A suspect identified as Daniel Gunn has been charged with aggravated assault, assault with a weapon, possession of a dangerous weapon, willfully causing pain, suffering or injury to an animal and failure to comply with a probation order.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call Det. Lecours of the Central East Criminal Investigations Bureau at 1 (888) 579-1520 ext. 2756.

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