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Police: Hatchet-wielding man injures several at Marshall Walmart

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Christopher Hamilton (Source: Marshall Police Department) Christopher Hamilton (Source: Marshall Police Department)

From the Marshall Police Department:

MARSHALL, TX - On December 8, 2013 at 5:50am Marshall Police Department Communications received a call reporting that a white male subject was inside Wal-mart located in the 1700 block of E. End Blvd North (Hwy 59), swinging a hatchet at people. While officers where en route, MPD Communications advised that several subjects had been injured; therefore, Marshall Firefighters/EMT where en route as well.

Upon officers' arrival, the subject had fled the scene into the surrounding wooded area. MPD Officers as well as the K-9 unit from Hallsville PD and Texas Department of Public Safety Troopers searched the wooded area in the vicinity of Wal-mart. At 7:30am MPD Officer's located the subject and placed him under arrest.

The subject was identified as Christopher Hamilton (DOB 03/06/1986) a transient from Crawford, Arkansas. Hamilton was charged with 3 counts of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. This offense is a 2nd degree Felony and is punishable for any term in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice of not more that 20 years or less than 2 years. In addition to imprisonment, an individual may be punished by a fine not to exceed $10,000. 

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