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Hopkins student kills intruder with sword

A burglar met his end at the hands of a Johns Hopkins student armed with a samurai sword. Police responding to neighbors' calls said they found the intruder with a nearly severed hand and cuts to his upper body.

entertainment Updated: Sep 17, 2009 19:06 IST

In a bizzare incident a would-be burglar met his end at the hands of a Johns Hopkins student armed with a samurai sword early today, the Baltimore Sun reports.

The student, who lives off-campus, told cops he heard a sound and went downstairs, to find a man in his garage. When the man lunged at him, the student says he defended himself with the sword.

Police in response to neighbors' calls said they found the intruder with a nearly severed hand and cuts to his upper body. The man died shortly after police arrived, and the student remains in custody while police verify his story.

A police representative said that it's legal to own a sword in Baltimore, adding that "individuals have a right to defend their person and their property," but would not comment on the legality of this specific case.