Suspect Arrested in Transylvania University Machete Attack
A 19-year-old Cincinnati man has been arrested in connection with a machete attack early this morning in the Transylvania University coffee shop in Lexington.
Mitchell Adkins, a former Transy student, is charged with first degree assault, three counts of wanton endangerment, and assault fourth degree.
Police report Adkins entered the Glenn Building armed with a bag filled with various edged weapons. After making verbal threats to students and employees, Adkins struck two female victims, causing non-life threatening injuries. One victim was transported to a local hospital while the other was treated at the scene.
Adkins was taken into custody after a brief struggle and was transported to the hospital with self-inflicted wounds. Investigators are still trying to determine what led up to the attack and what may have motivated Adkins.