If you don’t believe some Republicans are unhinged human beings, here’s all the proof you need.
A man wielding machetes and knives attacked non-Republicans in Lexington, Kentucky at the Transylvania University campus coffee shop. The Lexington Herald reported:
‘The assailant, thought to be a former student, was armed with a machete and knives, Police Chief Mark Barnard said. The university canceled classes for the rest of the day.’
Before attacking a female student, the man asked about her political beliefs. One student described the scene:
‘A guy came in, banged something, a hatchet or an ax, on the table and said “the day of reckoning has come.” 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.’
Fortunately, the student noted the campus police handled the situation quickly.
‘We started to scatter and then very, very quickly campus security was getting everybody sheltered and secure. They were very on it.’
The President of the university commended the officers. Seamus Carey said:
‘They’ve always been amazing and today they proved their worth again. They were there immediately. They saved what could have been a much more disastrous situation and I’d also like to commend the Lexington police for responding immediately as well.’
Carey reported that the victim did not suffer any fatal injuries. Also, the machete-wielding individual was apprehended and is being evaluated at a hospital.
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