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Two Reportedly Injured in Friday A.M. Altercation

According to published reports, two men have been injured as the result of an altercation in a wooded area near 15th Avenue Place S.E. in Hickory. The incident occurred this morning near the McDonald’s restaurant on Highway 70.

Police say that one of the men was assaulted and the other claimed to have been assaulted, as well. The injured men were taken to separate hospitals, with one man reportedly airlifted. Unconfirmed reports indicate that a machete was seen on the ground in the area of the incident.

Hickory Police are investigating. No further details are available at this time.