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Samurai Student? UDel Student Arrested in Weekend Sword Attack

Luis Sanchez-Herrera (CBS/KYW)

Luis Sanchez-Herrera (CBS/KYW)
NEWARK, Del. (CBS/KYW/AP) A University of Delaware student was arrested for assaulting another male with a 3-foot samurai sword as a party was breaking up over the weekend.

Luis Sanchez-Herrea, 24, is facing charges of assault, possession of a deadly weapon and related offenses after the incident in an apartment in Newark, Del. about 3 a.m. Saturday.

Police said the attack started with an altercation in the apartment.  The fight spilled into a bedroom, where Sanchez-Herrera allegedly grabbed the sword and struck the victim in the hand.

He was rushed to Christiana Hospital and received 20 stitches. According to CBS affiliate KYW, police recovered a 3-foot-long sword at the scene.

The incident remains under investigation.


CBS Affiliate KYW contributed to this story.


  • Edecio Martinez

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