Man arrested in Wilmington for Myrtle Beach hatchet attack


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A man is in jail in New Hanover County wanted for assaulting two people with a hatchet in Myrtle Beach.

Wilmington Police arrested Antonio Goncalves today on a fugitive warrant. WPDE in Myrtle Beach says he is wanted for attempted murder.

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Police say about 4:15 a.m. yesterday, Goncalves showed up to a woman’s apartment and swung the hatchet at one of the victims, hitting him in the head. The victim’s roommate came over from across the street and police say Goncalves hit him in the chest. The victims ran back to their apartment to call police.

When officers got to the apartment, they say one of the victims had an open wound and was covered in blood. Both victims were both taken to the hospital.

Police say Goncalves is the ex-boyfriend of a woman who lived in the apartment.