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Alvin Washington arrested in machete attack of woman in Reading

Published On: Sep 30 2013 05:34:34 PM EDT   Updated On: Sep 30 2013 06:43:08 PM EDT

Police said they made an arrest just hours after a violent attack in Reading.

READING, Pa. -

Police said they made an arrest just hours after a violent attack in Reading.

Alvin Washington attacked a woman with a machete as she was sleeping in the 1000 block of Marion Street, police said.

The woman suffered several deep cuts in the attack around 5:45 a.m. Saturday.

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Washington denies attacking the woman. Police have charged him with attempted murder and assault.