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Salem Man Arrested in Keizer Samurai Sword AttackSalem-News.com
Keizer police have been looking for the samurai sword stabbing assailant since last summer.
(SALEM) - A Salem man has been arrested in connection to an attack that involved a samurai sword that injured a Keizer man last year.
The attack occurred July 4th, at about 2:00 AM, when 26-year old Jason Maghan was involved in a fight at a bar in Salem and was returning to his residence in the 6600 block of Amy Lane NE in Keizer.
Upon arriving at his home, Maghan was attacked by about nine people, and he used a samurai sword to defend himself, Keizer police Sgt. John Troncoso said.
One of the men took the sword from Maghan and stabbed him several times, narrowly missing vital organs.
Maghan was taken to Salem Hospital for a dislocated shoulder and other injuries.
Troncoso says officers arrested 20-year old Ernesto S. Sandoval at about noon Wednesday at the DMV office on Portland Road.
Sandoval faces Attempted Murder, Second-Degree Assault, and Riot charges.
He is being held without bail at the Marion County Jail.
Anyone with further information on this case is urged to contact Det. R. Bamford at (503) 390-3713 ext. 3457.
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