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  • Remorseful man returns statue's stolen sword after 40 years

    01/04/2021 7:58:46 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    KOB4 ^ | January 04, 2021
    A veteran returned a sword he stole from a statue of a Revolutionary War general 40 years ago, telling the head of the Massachusetts town's historical commission that he regretted taking it. Cindy P. Gaylord, the chair of Westfield's Historical Commission, said a man contacted the city hall saying he had the sword stolen from the town's statue of Gen. William Shepard in 1980, the Springfield Republican reported on Sunday. Gaylord agreed to give the man anonymity if he returned the bronze sword and arranged for him and his wife to drop it off at her home, she said.
  • Police: CT man decapitated landlord with sword

    08/02/2020 1:05:46 AM PDT · by thecodont · 55 replies
    HARTFORD — A city man beheaded his landlord with a samurai sword and is now facing a murder charge, police said. Jerry David Thompson, 42, was arrested Monday — a day after police found his landlord, Victor King, decapitated in his home on Asylum Avenue, police said. Thompson had been renting a room from King. Police said the killing stemmed from an argument when Thompson allegedly threatened King with the sword. King reported the incident to police on Saturday.
  • Mysterious 5000 year-old sword discovered...

    03/26/2020 5:37:04 AM PDT · by SMARTY · 35 replies
    Fox ^ | March 25, 2020 | James Rogers
    "A doctoral student in Italy discovered an ancient 5,000-year-old sword in a Venetian monastery..."
  • 5,000-year-old sword discovered in Venice

    03/01/2020 5:36:47 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 42 replies
    ANSAmed ^ | February 28, 2020 | unattributed
    A 5,000 year-old sword, among the oldest Anatolian weapons in the world, was discovered by a PhD student at the University Ca' Foscari in Venice, Vittoria Dall'Armellina, in a monastery on the island of San Lazzaro degli Armeni in the Lagoon City. The weapon is at the museum of San Lazzaro. It is a small sword, located in a window together with Medieval objects. The sword however is very similar to 5,000-year-old weapons discovered inside the Royal palace in Arslantepe, eastern Anatolia, believed to be the most ancient in the world. The museum of Tokat (Turkey) had a similar sword...
  • Finland attack: One dead and nine injured after 'student goes on rampage with sword'

    10/01/2019 5:05:43 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 26 replies
    The Express (UK) ^ | October 1 | Joey Millar
    Police have confirmed a violent event at Kuopio Savo vocational school in Herman shopping centre. One person died in the incident in the eastern Finnish city of Kuopio on Tuesday, police said. They said nine others, including the attacker, had been hurt.
  • AMERICA Prayer Vigil, September 19, 2019 [prayer]

    09/19/2019 5:43:14 AM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 26 replies
    FreeRepublic.com ^ | September 19, 2019 | FR intercessors
    Join Freepers throughout the world to pray for PRESIDENT TRUMP and VICE-PRESIDENT PENCE and for AMERICA: All Levels of Government, Family, Military, Business, Education, Churches, Health Care Systems and the Media. This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. —1 John 5:14 Forum threads labeled [Prayer] are closed to debate of any kind. Please join us in prayer for the borders of our nation.
  • FL; Wife of man slashed with sword on Thanksgiving arrested, police say [warning: graphic content]

    11/30/2018 7:26:12 PM PST · by simpson96 · 25 replies
    WFTV.com ^ | Monique Valdes, Mel Holt
    The wife of a man found disemboweled in a Rockledge neighborhood on Thanksgiving and her boyfriend have been arrested in connection with the stabbing, police said. WARNING: This story contains potentially disturbing content. The victim, who police said was nearly butchered alive with a sword, has been identified as Jackie Ramsey III. Witnesses said he stumbled out of a home on Carolina Avenue to ask for help from his neighbors Thursday morning, according to police. Witnesses said Jackie Ramsey was nearly slashed to death and was hugging his intestines against his body. olice said Ramsey’s wife, Amanda Ramsey, 30, and...
  • Police: Man Accused of Threatening President Pulled Sword on Officers

    10/10/2018 4:22:48 AM PDT · by Morgana · 28 replies
    WOWK 13 NEWS ^ | October 10, 2018 | Jon Bobango
    A man accused of making threatening statements towards President Donald Trump is now in police custody. Police in St. Albans, WV say they were called to help the Secret Service with the suspect, Joshua Wills on Tuesday. Police tell us Secret Service agents had been in contact with Wills before finding him at Roadside Park. Investigators say as agents began talking with Wills at the park he was emotional and agitated.
  • The Knife of Peace Comes to Amsterdam Central Station

    09/01/2018 6:41:26 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 5 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | 1 Sep, 2018 | Baron Bodissey
    Station stabber Jawed S. had a terrorist motive AMSTERDAM — The 19-year-old man who stabbed two people on Friday at Amsterdam Central Station is Jawed S. His first statements show that he had a terrorist motive. The municipality of Amsterdam announced this on Saturday. “Of course, the research is still in full swing to discover everything around this suspect and his motive. This involves intensive contact with the German authorities,” according to the municipality. At the request of Dutch judicial authorities, the German police conducted a search in the suspect’s home in Germany. “Among other things, multiple data-storage devices have...
  • Boyfriend's Tinder App Triggers Samurai Sword Attack in Camas, Woman Tells Police

    03/06/2018 9:43:52 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 39 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | Shane Dixon Kavanaugh
    He shouldn't have swiped right. A Camas, Washington woman repeatedly slashed her boyfriend with a samurai sword after she claimed to find a Tinder dating app on his phone, police said. Emily Javier faces an attempted murder charge in the early Saturday attack that left Alex Lovell fighting for his life, court records show. "I just stabbed him!" Javier, 30, told officers outside the couple's Northeast Garfield home around 1:50 a.m., according to a probable cause affidavit. "You guys need to help him!" The officers entered the bedroom and found the walls splattered with blood and Lovell, 29, curled up...
  • Argument leads to samurai sword slashing in SF’s Outer Sunset

    12/28/2016 6:06:37 PM PST · by Gamecock · 12 replies
    SF Gate ^ | 12/28/2016 | Jenna Lyons
    31-year-old man is suspected of slashing a woman’s leg with a samurai sword during an argument in San Francisco’s Outer Sunset neighborhood, police said. The suspect, whose name was not released, was arrested by police after the Monday morning incident at 32nd Avenue and Noriega Street.
  • Trump Castigated For Acknowledging Immigration Threats

    07/29/2016 5:35:59 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 6 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | July 29, 2016 | Michael Cutler
    There have been no shortage of participants of the Democratic Convention who have dismissed the concerns articulated by Donald Trump in his acceptance speech and elsewhere, as painting a fearful and dark image about America today.
  • American reported killed while walking on Caribbean beach with her husband

    01/25/2016 2:00:03 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 80 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | January 25, 2016
    An American tourist was brutally stabbed to death at a deserted beach on the Caribbean island of Grenada Saturday, according to police who say the suspect quickly turned himself in. The 39-year-old woman had been walking in the sand with her husband when the attacker stabbed her with a cutlass, a short sword, The Telegraph reports.
  • Tuscany's Excalibur Is The Real Thing, Say Scientists

    09/24/2001 7:46:55 PM PDT · by blam · 53 replies · 2,702+ views
    The Observer ^ | 9-16-2001 | Rory Carroll
    Tuscany's Excalibur is the real thing, say scientists Rory Carroll in Rome Sunday September 16, 2001 The Observer The sword of St Galgano, said to have been plunged into a rock by a medieval Tuscan knight, has been authenticated, bolstering Italy's version of the Excalibur legend. Galgano Guidotti, a noble from Chiusdano, near Siena, allegedly split the stone with his sword in 1180 after renouncing war to become a hermit. For centuries the sword was assumed to be a fake. but research revealed last week has dated its metal to the twelfth century. Only the hilt, wooden grip and ...
  • Muslim arrested after neighbor flees sword attack ('I die and kill for Allahu!')

    12/09/2015 6:55:32 PM PST · by amorphous · 137 replies
    WND ^ | 9 Dec 2019 | Douglas Ernst
    San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department arrested a Muslim man on Monday after he allegedly threatened to kill his neighbor with a sword. Mohamed Ahmed Elrawi, 57, of Victorville, California, allegedly screamed, "I die and kill for Allahu!" during an altercation. Authorities said Elrawi was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after chasing a man in his apartment complex. A Quran and other items were located inside the suspect’s residence, leading investigators to believe Elrawi may have been a radicalized Muslim," Sgt. Dave Burgess told the Daily Press on Tuesday.
  • Dairy Queen Robbed By Mysterious, Sword-Wielding Assailant

    11/21/2015 1:58:04 AM PST · by Cowman · 18 replies
    Kitchenette ^ | 11/19/15 9:49am | C.A. Pinkham
    Y’know. Just robbing a Dairy Queen with a sword. As one does. A robbery at a Port Huron, Michigan Dairy Queen has police searching for a robber armed with f----g Longclaw. Police say the man ordered a Blizzard, then as soon as the counterperson opened the cash register, he pulled out a “sword or machete,” grabbed the cash, and ran. OK, important question here: how exactly does one hide a sword? A sword tends to occupy a sizable area, not to mention immediately drawing one’s attention to its presence, because it’s a f----g sword. Was the nameless suburban ronin actually...
  • Hiker taking a rest finds a 1,200-year-old Viking sword in great condition

    10/24/2015 5:33:35 PM PDT · by ETL · 31 replies
    FoxNews.Com ^ | October 23, 2015 | Jenn Gidman
    Goran Olsen was enjoying a leisurely hike recently in Norway when he stopped near the fishing village of Haukeli, about 150 miles west of Oslo. Under some rocks along a well-traversed path, he made a discovery that's now the envy of every detectorist in Scandinavia: a 30-inch wrought-iron Viking sword, estimated to be about 1,200 years old, CNN reports. One would think a sword that old would be so decrepit it could never be wielded again, but a Hordaland County archaeologist says it just needs a little polish and a new grip to be good to go. "The sword was...
  • Mystery surrounds cryptic sword inscription

    08/09/2015 7:24:45 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 50 replies
    A sword found in Lincolsnhire's River Witham in 1825 bears a peculiar inscription that nobody can read. ... The inscription on the blade reads +NDXOXCHWDRGHDXORVI+. "An intriguing feature of this sword is an as yet indecipherable inscription, found along one of its edges and inlaid in gold wire," wrote British Library curator Julian Harrison.
  • Hacked to pieces with a Samurai sword, the burglars who got a VERY unpleasant surprise (...)

    04/13/2015 8:27:12 PM PDT · by Ramius · 56 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4-13-2015 | Jack Crone
    WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT Dias Costa, 49, slashed the face, arms, and necks of the four raiders The men, armed with guns, had broken into his home in central Argentina Raiders were forced to flee in getaway car and they are all in intensive care. By JACK CRONE FOR MAILONLINE PUBLISHED: 12:24 EST, 13 April 2015 | UPDATED: 14:28 EST, 13 April 2015 A man defended his home from four armed burglars by hacking pieces out of them with a Samurai sword. Dias Costa, 49, slashed the face, arms, and necks of the raiders, who fled the property in a getaway...
  • BBC Shows Wait Time for Products in Venezuela; Avoids the Why

    03/23/2015 3:02:31 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 11 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | March 23, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    WHY? WHY? WHY?That is what your humble correspondent wants to shout at the computer screen while watching this BBC Mundo report presented by Daniel Pardo in Venezuela. Pardo actually has a good idea, namely to see how long it takes to buy eight basic home products (yes, including toilet paper) while waiting on the notoriously long lines in that country. Unfortunately he does not inform us "why" the situation is so dire even though the S-word providing the answer is proclaimed on wall posters all over that oil-rich but impovershed nation. Therefore Pardo is this week's winner of the John Chancellor Avoidance of...