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Police: Misdelivered mail dispute leads to machete attack in Colonie

Police: Misdelivered mail dispute leads to machete attack in Colonie

The attack happened Monday night at the Central Crossings Trailer Park, police say
Police: Misdelivered mail dispute leads to machete attack in Colonie
Megregor D. Octave
Photographer: Colonie Police (inset) Shutterstock (background)

COLONIE -- An argument over mail delivery sparked a machete attack Monday night in Colonie, police said.

The victim suffered a severe cut and partial amputation of a finger in the attack. Police arrested the suspect a short time later.

The incident happened just after 6 p.m. at the Central Crossings Trailer Park, 1917 Central Ave. Upon arrival, police found the victim, identified as Todd Desorbo, 53, injured. Paramedics took him to Albany Medical Center for treatment.

Police identified the suspect as Megregor D. Octave, 55. Both he and Desorbo live at the trailer park, police said. Police described the motive for the attack as "an argument over mail delivery." A police spokesman elaborated that Octave's mail had been delivered to Desorbo's residence, and an argument ensued about its return. Octave then attacked Desorbo with the machete, police say. 

Police searched Octave's trailer but were unable to find the machete.

 An update on Desorbo's condition was unavailable Tuesday.

Octave was charged with one count each of first-degree assault, a felony, and misdemeanor weapon possession. He was to be arraigned Tuesday morning.

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