A New Hartford teen is facing menacing charges after a fight at an underage drinking party.

New Hartford Police say 19 year old Jeffery Kolek hosted the party at his home on Snowden Hill Road on Saturday August 16.

When police responded to to reports of the party, several people who were leaving said there had been a fight and that a victim had been hit repeatedly with a machete.

Police say investigation into the incident found that Kolek allegedly hit 21 year old Andrew Lambert of Utica multiple times with the machete, causing several lacerations to Lambert's back.

Kolek was charged with menacing, criminal possession of a weapon and harassment, and will appear in New Hartford Court at a later date.