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Suspect Arrested in Transylvania University Machete Attack

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A 17-year-old has been charged as an adult for attempted murder after police say he fired shots at Clarksville Police Chief Mark Palmer's home in September.

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.