A man has survived going for nine hours with a machete stuck in his head following a fight with an acquaintance inside his own home.
The 59-year-old man was struck in the head with a machete during a fight with an unidentified acquaintance inside his house in the Brazilian municipality of Mafra on the night of 16th June.
He walked across the road to his niece’s house, where he sought help, the following morning. He was then taken to hospital, where he underwent an operation.
He was reported to be stable following the operation.
According to the police, the man went for nine hours with the machete stuck in his head. It is not known if he passed out or simply slept in the time between being struck and seeking help.
The suspect, who is 58 years old, was arrested for attempted murder, and subsequently taken into preventive custody, on the afternoon of 18th June.
According to the police, the two men had been drinking alcohol inside the victim’s home when the falling out took place.
The suspect told the police that it was the victim who drew the machete and wounded him in the arm before he grabbed it off him and struck him in the head.
The suspect then said he left the house on the victim’s bicycle in search of help, as he was also injured himself.
He ended up fainting en route after losing a large quantity of blood before being rescued by locals and taken to hospital, where he was treated and later discharged before his arrest.
In addition to attempted murder, he will also be investigated for theft, as he made off with the victim’s bicycle and also allegedly a grass trimmer, according to the police.