Baltimore police reported that a John Hopkins’ student killed a man who broke into the garage of his off-campus residence. Earlier, two laptops and a Sony PlayStation had been stolen by burglars from the home, on University Parkway. There were 4 students living at the home.
According to preliminary reports, a resident of the 300 block of E. University Parkway called police about a suspicious person, department spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said. An off-duty officer responded about 1:20 a.m. to the area with university security, according to Guglielmi. They heard shouts and screams from a neighboring house and found the suspected burglar suffering from a nearly severed hand and laceration to his upper body, he said.
The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene. Based on the initial investigation, the student killed the man with only one strike of the sword, according to Guglielmi. The medical examiner will make the final determination, he said.
The student told police that he heard a commotion in the house and went downstairs armed with the sword, Guglielmi said. He saw the side door to the garage had been pried open and found a man inside, who lunged at the student. There was no indication that the suspected burglar was armed, however, according to Guglielmi.Source: www.baltimoresun.com
Police are not yet releasing his name. They are interviewing the student and his three roommates. Police are conferring with the State’s Attorney’s Office to determine whether any charges will be filed against the student wielding the sword.