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Florida video shows driver swinging machete during ‘road rage incident’

A man has been arrested in Florida after being captured on video swinging a machete during what police described as a “road rage incident.” 

Luis Ruiz-Herrera was taken into custody on Monday after the attack that unfolded at the intersection of NW 42 Avenue and NW 36 Street, according to the Miami Springs Police Department. 

Investigators say Ruiz-Herrera, who was “armed with a machete,” exited his vehicle and approached the victim who was riding a motor scooter. 

“The victim was able to dismount his motor scooter in time and retreat backwards as Ruiz-Herrera closed the gap between them. Ruiz-Herrera swung the machete at the victim, making contact with the left side of his face,” the Miami Springs Police Department said in a statement. 

 

“Even though it may seem relatively minor, the rock could have caused significant injury,” Flagler County Sheriff Rick Staly said at the time. “Drivers need to remember to control their anger and don’t escalate incidents. Call us instead and let our deputies investigate the situation.” 

Fox News’ Sarah Rumpf-Whitten contributed to this report. 

Greg Norman is a reporter at Fox News Digital.

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