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Police: Samurai sword attacker arrested in Beaverton

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BEAVERTON, OR (KPTV) -

Beaverton police have arrested a 23-year-old man accused of slicing his brother with a samurai sword last month.

Officers took Preston Sweaney into custody Thursday afternoon in the 14000 block of Southwest Sixth Street in Beaverton.

Sweaney was wanted on two outstanding warrants. He's a suspect in an assault where he cut his 23-year-old brother using the sword. His brother survived the alleged attack, which happened at a Grants Pass-area home on Nov. 15.

Following the assault, Sweaney ran off, and police later asked the public for help in finding him.

It wasn't immediately clear what led police to the Beaverton address where they found Sweaney on Thursday.

He has now been booked into the Washington County Jail on charges of fugitive from justice (related to a felony drug warrant out of California) and a misdemeanor warrant out of Curry County for failure to appear in court on a charge of intimidation.

Police said there are also pending charges of assault and unlawful use of a weapon related to the samurai sword attack.

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