BELTRAMI COUNTY, Minn. (WCCO) — A man was arrested in Beltrami County after police say he started a sword fight while drinking with another man.

The Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office received a call early Tuesday morning of a person being assaulted with a sword in his rural Beltrami County home.

When deputies arrived, they found an intoxicated person trying to leave the home on a bicycle. They stopped the suspect and learned he had been drinking with the homeowner when he suddenly attacked the man with a sword.

In order to defend himself, the homeowner grabbed another sword and the two engaged in a sword fight.

During the fight, a 10-year-old boy was injured when his elbow was struck by the suspect’s sword. The boy was treated and released for his injuries.

The suspect who police say started the fight was arrested and booked into the Beltrami County Jail on possible charges of second-degree assault, fourth-degree assault, felony child abuse and gross misdemeanor obstructing legal process. The case will be presented to the Beltrami County Attorney’s Office for formal charges.

Comments (17)
  1. Mr. Me says:

    if not for the kid being injured this would be one funny story

  2. Tracy says:

    Who just happens to have swords laying around to grab when trouble arises??

    1. northern minnesotan and red lake member says:


  3. we says:

    Just goes to show alcohol and swords don’t mix!!!!!

    1. northern minnesotan and red lake member says:


      1. sad but true says:

        Ummmm, it mixes well with taking a nap on 169???

  4. Pretty Nicky says:

    We better ban swords now

  5. trl the alligator says:

    swords dont kill people …..people kill people…..all people should be banned

  6. Jake says:

    At least they weren’t using “assault rifles”.

  7. GM says:

    There can be only one.

    1. HUH!? says:


  8. Willow says:

    Idiot. Do not get drunk when you are around kids.

  9. Mer says:

    This sounds like part of a movie.

  10. Bubba says:

    Who wants to cross swords?

  11. Mike says:

    And I thought they only used swords in pirate and porn movies……

  12. PJO says:

    INSTANT IDIOT ADD ALCOHOL!!!! Ron White was right, you can fix stupid!!

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