11/16/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Johns Hopkins Student From New Jersey Kills Intruder With Samurai Sword

A Johns Hopkins student from Wall, N.J., killed a man who broke into his Baltimore garage with a samurai sword, according to a report in the Baltimore Sun. The intruder's hand was nearly severed - police described it as "hanging by a thread" - and he also suffered a severe cut to his upper body. Police said that their initial investigation found the man was killed by a single strike of the sword. The 49-year-old burglar was a repeat offender and had burglarized the home before he was inured and died at the scene, according to police. Read more by The Star-Ledger on