STANTON ( — A man allegedly took a machete to his roommate Wednesday in Orange County. authorities reported.

Stanton resident Marco Reyes, 44, was booked on suspicion of attempted murder, Orange County sheriff’s Lt. Jeff Hallock said.

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The incident allegedly occurred around 8:40 p.m. Wednesday in the 7900 block of Hopi Road, in a home where the Reyes and the 49-year-old victim lived.

Police arrived at the residence to find the victim with cuts to his head and upper chest area. The suspect was found hiding in a shed out back.

The victim was hospitalized at UC Irvine Medical Center and is expected to survive his injuries, Hallock said.

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Police say alcohol may have played a factor in the incident, but investigators still need to speak with the victim.

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