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Mormon Bishop with Samurai Sword Runs off Attacker

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Associated Press Release

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A Samurai sword-wielding Mormon bishop came to the aid of a woman who was being attacked in front of his house.

The 47-year-old Kent Hendrix woke up Tuesday to his teenage son pounding on his bedroom door and telling him somebody was being mugged. Hendrix grabbed a 29-inch Samurai sword and rushed out the door.

Hendrix says the man attacking a woman jumped back and ran down the street after he drew the sword. He and others chased the man until he jumped in his car and drove away.

Unified Police Lt. Justin Hoyal says the suspect, 37-year-old Grant Eggersten, turned himself in later in the day and was booked on multiple charges.

The victim, a 35-year-old woman, had minor injuries. She had a stalking injunction against the suspect.


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