Monday, December 03, 2007

2 hurt in samurai sword rampage

Torn from local headlines! "Local" referring to the home of this blog, Toronto and surrounding area.
Police arrested a woman in Milton last night after two people were slashed with a samurai sword.

Halton police said the incident began in a man’s apartment across the street from the Petro Canada Service Centre at Steeles Ave. E. and Martin St.

They said the victim was having an argument with his girlfriend when she grabbed a sword that was on display in the apartment and struck him on the shoulder, arm and head.

When the victim’s brother heard the commotion, police say he told the woman to leave. That’s when investigators say she headed across the street to the gas station and began smashing windows.

“Anytime someone’s running around with a sword, you can imagine (they’ve) taken (the dispute) to another level,” said Staff Sgt. Larry Masson.

A window and two glass doors in the gas station had been shattered, as were the windows of a car parked outside.

An off-duty firefighter who was pumping gas was cut on the arm when he tried to intervene, and was rushed to Hamilton General Hospital.

As police arrived at 8:45 p.m., gas station employees overpowered the woman. She was taken to Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital to be treated for injuries. Her boyfriend was treated at Milton District Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

Charges are pending.
Thanks to Steve Manale for the hot tip!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Samurai sword attack results in NON-life-threatening injuries?

Stop bonking them with the handle! You're supposed to use the pointy part, you crazy b*tch!"

Also, I don't think I've ever read an article that had the phrase 'gas station employees overpowered the woman' before. Well--maybe in a reeeeeally old issue of Heavy Metal, but it was probably a space-gas station.