Man arrested in Welland following machete attack

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Niagara police have arrested a homeless man after he allegedly attacked a Welland man with a machete.

Early on April 8, at approximately 6:00 am, Welland uniform officers from the Niagara Regional Police Service responded to a disturbance involving two men in Welland.

Officers arrived on the scene at a house on Jefferson Court West near Lancaster Drive in Welland.   The initial investigation determined that two men had become involved in a physical fight. One of the men allegedly attacked the other with a machete-style knife.

The victim, a Welland man in his 30s, suffered serious injuries and was treated at the scene by Niagara Emergency Medical Service paramedics. He was also transported to a local hospital. Police said the injuries are not life-threatening.

Officers identified and arrested a suspect at the scene.  A search led to the discovery of more knives and a cache of suspected illegal drugs.

Daylen Christian Gyldenbjerg, 26 years old, of no fixed address, has been arrested and charged with weapons and drug charges including:

  • Aggravated assault,
  • Possession of weapon for a dangerous purpose,
  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking
  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking
  • Possession of a schedule 1 substance – Methadone

Gyldenbjerg was held in custody for a video bail hearing that was held on Ap. 8, 2021.  He was held in custody by the courts and is scheduled to appear again by video today.

Police ask anyone who may have witness then incident to call 905-688-4111, extension 1009318