Masked machete man who chased students at Tulelake High in custody

TULELAKE, Cal.- The man who allegedly chased a group of elementary students around Tulelake High School’s track with a rope and machete is in custody.

25 year old Perry Byrdia Martin is being held at Klamath county Jail without bail. Martin is currently being charged as a fugitive from other state.

NBC5 previously reported a letter was sent to parents in the district saying a suspect was arrested after his vehicle was caught on video near the high school’s track.

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NBC5 News Reporter Lauren Pretto grew up in Livermore, California and attended University of California, Santa Cruz, graduating with a double major in Film/Digital Media and Literature with a concentration in Creative Writing. Lauren is a lover of books, especially Agatha Christie and Gothic novels. When her nose isn't buried in a book, she knits, bakes, and writes.
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