Suspect arrested wielding wooden sword; Man allegedly injures two

Published 10:56 am Monday, November 23, 2015

A man wielding a wooden samurai sword assaulted multiple people Friday night.

Officers responded to a report of an assault at about 11 p.m. Friday on the 300 block of First Avenue Southwest, according to Austin Police Captain Dave McKichan.

An 18-year-old man allegedly hit two people with a wooden samurai sword. The two victims who were found with injuries, including one who was hit on the shoulder and one who was hit on the arm. There were also more witnesses at the scene.

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It appears the victims and sword-wielder may know each other, according to McKichan.

Officers recovered the wooden sword and arrested the suspect, who is awaiting formal charges.