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Man attacked girlfriend with samurai sword

Peter Vinthagen Simpson · 13 Apr 2011, 10:35

Published: 13 Apr 2011 10:35 GMT+02:00

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The incident occurred at 3am on Wednesday morning, according to a Västerbotten police report.

"A 30 year-old man was arrested near his residence on suspicion of attempted murder. Previously during the night the man inflicted severe injuries on his girlfriend with a sword," the police report read.

Police confirmed that the woman was rushed to Umeå hospital in an ambulance and according to the local Västerbottens Kuriren (VK) daily she underwent an emergency operation.

The woman was lying on her bed when her partner attacked and stabbed her in the back with a newly manufactured samurai sword, the newspaper reported.

The police were called by a neighbour and the man was arrested.

"The negotiator managed to get the man to come out of the apartment and the arrest was undramatic," said Mikael Liljenberg at Umeå police to VK.

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Police have confirmed that they were able to conclude during the journey to the police station that the suspect was under the influence of alcohol.

The 30-year-old man is being held on suspicion of attempted murder.

Peter Vinthagen Simpson (news@thelocal.se)

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Your comments about this article

14:44 April 13, 2011 by wolverine2k
newly manufactured samurai sword!

hmmm.. maybe he was testing if it is sharp enough. On a more serious note, I hope the lady survives and the scum bag serves proper prison sentence. Hopefully being intoxicated will not have an effect on the severity of his sentence.
15:21 April 13, 2011 by stillwatersrd
Did he happened to have a new scar on his thigh, from the last girlfriend who tried to cut his underwear off of him? X^D
16:31 April 13, 2011 by Swedesmith
Dang stillwatersd, you have quite the imagination.....
17:35 April 13, 2011 by jbat
LOL He must have watched asian movies a lot.. especially ninja related movie!

heeeaayyaahahhhhh! Hait!
17:59 April 13, 2011 by stillwatersrd

I've read that among comedians that's referred to as a 'callback' (sex play snafu story).
10:29 April 14, 2011 by adiz0r
Well, wasn't he a gypsy? Here in Hungary mostly gypsies are fond of samurai swords, they're posing with them on social networking sites, using them against each other in family quarrels etc.
12:07 April 15, 2011 by zb78

Please, do a favor for yourself (and Hungary) and keep these kind of comments for hungarian forums... it's not the best reputation of your (our) home country, you know....and nothing to do with the article,by the way.
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