Worcester man accused of using machete in road rage incident

WORCESTER (WHDH) - A Worcester man was held without bail after he allegedly pulled a machete on another during a road rage incident.

The incident happened Tuesday near Burncoat High School in Worcester. Police said Aldo Rivera, 41, pulled the machete on another driver who slowed down in a school zone to let students cross the street. A witness said he heard someone say, “How’d you like to get your head chopped off?”

Rivera’s defense attorney Kevin Greenhalgh said Rivera was defending himself because the other driver had been chasing him and cursing at him before cutting him off.

Rivera denied threatening the driver but relatives said the machete was in his car for use on fishing trips. Police said he also had his 13-year-old daughter and 17-year-old son in the car with him at the time.

Rivera was arrested and charged with assault by means of a dangerous weapon, assault and battery and threatening to commit a crime. He is due back in court next week for a dangerousness hearing.

 

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