Police: College student kills intruder with sword

September 15, 2009 7:57:58 AM PDT
Baltimore police say a Johns Hopkins University student armed with a samurai sword killed an intruder in his garage. Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says campus security and an off-duty city officer responding to a call for a suspicious person heard screams to call police around 1:20 a.m. Tuesday.

Guglielmi says the undergraduate student told the man he found in his garage to leave and the man accosted him. That's when Guglielmi says the student defended himself, cutting off the man's hand and causing a severe laceration to his upper body.

He says the man died at the scene, but police are not yet releasing his name.

Police are interviewing the student and his roommates, and are talking to prosecutors about whether to file charges.

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