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Salt Lake City woman arrested for allegedly trying to kill man with Samurai sword

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Posted at 11:31 AM, Jun 16, 2014
and last updated 2014-06-16 17:01:09-04

Davis, Natasha L# 313326 mugSALT LAKE CITY – A Salt Lake woman is in custody after police said she allegedly tried to kill a man with a Samurai sword.

Officers said 25-year-old Tasha Davis was arguing with a neighbor near 1100 S. and 400 E. when things quickly escalated.

According to police, Davis went to her apartment and returned wielding a 27-inch Samurai sword.

Police said Davis attacked the victim, repeatedly swinging the long sword at him.

The man blocked one of the swings with his arm, giving him a large gash.

Davis’ boyfriend grabbed her and held her until officers arrived.

Police said they found the bloodied victim and arrested Davis for attempted murder.