Man attacks victim with machete, kills self

Police say a man stormed into his estranged wife's Bellport home Wednesday and slashed her friend with a machete before killing himself.

According to authorities, 34-year-old Hernan Rodriguez violated an order of protection when he broke into Rosa Santos' home just after midnight. Rodriguez brutally attacked Santos' 22-year-old male friend with a machete before fleeing, police say.

Police say they later found Rodriguez's body a few blocks away from Santos' home with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

Rodriguez was arrested in July after threatening Santos with a knife.

Police say the victim is hospitalized in intensive care.

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