Baltimore police say a Johns Hopkins University medical student armed with a samurai sword killed an intruder he discovered in his garage.
Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says campus police and an off-duty city officer responding to a call for a suspicious person heard screams to call police around 1:20 a.m. Tuesday in the 300 block of University Boulevard.
Guglielmi says the student told the man he found inside his garage to leave and the man accosted him. That’s when Guglielmi says the student defended himself, cutting off the man’s hand and causing a severe laceration to his upper body.
He says the man died on the scene, but police are not yet releasing his name.
Police are interviewing the student and others and are talking to prosecutors about whether to file charges.