- Associated Press - Thursday, October 19, 2017

BUTLER, Pa. (AP) - Police in Pennsylvania say a 70-year-old man wearing a rubbery Halloween mask and brandishing a rusty hatchet attacked his neighbor while he mowed the lawn.

Penn Township police Cpl. Jack Ripper tells WPXI-TV that Ronald Postreich attacked his 70-year-old neighbor Wednesday night after years of feuding.

Ripper says the two have been arguing over their rural properties near Butler, but this was the first time it turned violent.

Postreich is accused of creeping up behind his neighbor and striking him on the head with the hatchet.

Ripper says the victim fought back and ripped the mask off, revealing his neighbor.

Postreich faces aggravated assault and related charges.

The victim says he thought he was going to die. The extent of any injuries was unclear.

No attorney is listed for Postreich.


Information from: WPXI-TV, https://www.wpxi.com

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