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Man attacks neighbor with samurai sword, Sacramento police say

May 23, 2012 |  7:31 am

Sacramento police say an ongoing dispute ended with one neighbor attacking the other with a samurai sword.

Don Miller, 36, allegedly went into his apartment Monday afternoon and came out with a samurai sword to attack his neighbors at the complex, police said. One of Miller’s neighbors, Mark Johnson, fought back with a shovel.

Police arrested Miller on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon. Johnson was taken to a nearby hospital with a deep cut to his right arm. Miller also was hurt in the fight.

In an interview with FOX40, Johnson said the cut to his arm was "a millimeter away from my main artery. I would have been done."

He was not facing any charges because police said he acted in self-defense. Police did not say what the dispute was about.


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