Waterbury, Conn.

Bristol man held in machete attack

A Bristol man has been arrested after authorities say he swung a machete at several people in Waterbury and pressed the blade to a woman’s neck. The Republican-American reported that Edward Donahue was arrested after police stopped a car he was driving early Wednesday morning. Police say they found a machete in the back seat. Witnesses say Donahue, 27, was drinking alcohol at a party and was told to leave after he knocked a drink out of a woman’s hands and pushed her to the ground. Witnesses said he put the blade to the neck of a woman who was in the driveway before people pushed him away. Donahue was held on $50,000 bond. His public defender told a judge the conduct was the result of an ‘‘undiagnosed alcohol problem.’’