Samurai sword used in attack: Police

A SAMURAI sword and a hunting knife were wrestled from a man after he allegedly threatened his housemates with the weapons on Wednesday night.

The 26-year-old Bilambil Heights man has been charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm after he allegedly cut another man with the samurai sword.

Police were called the house at Diane Crescent, Bilambil Heights, about 11pm after being told that a man was threatening to stab his housemates.

“A 26-year-old man had allegedly armed himself with a 20cm hunting knife and a samurai sword,” Inspector Jim Kain of Tweed/Byron Police said.

“It is alleged that during the incident a 20-year-old male person received a small laceration to his right hand.

“Other occupants of the home disarmed the offender.

“As a result of enquiries, a 26-year-old Bilambil man has been charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm and malicious damage to property.”

Inspector Kain alleged the man appeared intoxicated when he was picked up by police.

Officers seized the weapons and took the man to Tweed Heads police station to be interviewed.

He has been granted conditional bail and is due to appear at Tweed Heads Local Court to face the charges on May 25.



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