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Machete-wielding hitchhiker arrested in East Providence

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Dee DeQuattro

ddequattro@abc6.com

A machete-wielding hitchhiker was arrested by East Providence Police in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

Police received calls of a suspicious man hitchhiking near the on ramp of Exit 6 on Interstate 195 west.

When police arrived they found 38-year-oldWayne Maxwell Munns with a Machete protruding from his backpack. Inside his backpack police also found two other knives and three prescription drug bottles not prescribed to Munns.

Munns also had two other knifes with a three and four inch blades on his person. Police say when they ran a background check on Munns it was revealed that he had an active warrant in DeKalb County Alabama for similar offenses committed in August. Munns was arrested and awaits extradition back to Alabama.

He will appear in Providence District Court in November.

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