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Man Uses Samurai Sword To Foil Robbery
Suspect Suffers Severe Injuries
POSTED: 11:13 pm CDT October 26, 2004
UPDATED: 10:12 am CDT October 27, 2004
DALLAS -- An Irving man said he was forced to defend himself against two men who broke into his apartment Tuesday.
The man told police when the attackers pulled a gun, he pulled out his Samurai sword.
Investigators said a visitor to an apartment was on the terrace when he was approached by two men.
One of the men pulled out a handgun and forced the man into the apartment and attempted a robbery, police said. When they didn't get any money, they allegedly pistol whiped the man an knocked him to the ground.
The apartment's tenant heard the noise and ran in from a back room.
Officers said the tenant used a Samurai sword and 10-inch knives as weapons, while one of the suspects fired several gunshots.
Police said all four men were injured from fighting with deadly weapons.
One of the suspects, a 20-year-old Dallas man, suffered severe lacerations and stab wounds to his neck and upper body, and is clinging to life, police said.