Bridgeport Police: arrest made in machete attack investigation

The incident occurred along Waldemere Avenue at the “Diamond 10″ baseball field in Seaside Park.
Jilmer Valverde was arrested early Monday morning.
Jilmer Valverde was arrested early Monday morning.(Bridgeport police)
Published: May. 29, 2023 at 6:12 AM EDT|Updated: Jun. 26, 2023 at 9:46 AM EDT
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BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (WFSB) - A 20-year-old man now faces charges after an investigation into a machete attack in Bridgeport.

On Sunday, May 28th, at approximately 8:00 p.m., police responded to Seaside Park after receiving reports of an assault with a machete.

A 26-year-old man was located in Seaside Park with serious injuries his head and face.

Jilmer Valverde, 20, was placed under arrest on Monday, June 26th after an investigation.

He faces first-degree assault charges and his bond was set at $750,000.

Valverde is scheduled to appear in court on June 26th.