Utah woman accused of attacking neighbor with samurai sword after argument

Natasha Davis is facing attempted murder charges after the alleged attack on 56-year-old Barney Salazar.
By Evan Bleier   |   June 17, 2014 at 8:54 AM   |   Comments

SALT LAKE CITY, June 17 (UPI) -- A Utah woman is facing attempted murder charges after she allegedly tried to kill her neighbor with a 27-inch samurai sword.

According to 56-year-old Barney Salazar, Natasha Davis became upset when he asked her to quiet down.

"She came running down and said, 'you wanna go Barney?' I noticed she had a big samurai sword," Salazar said. "I was very mad, when I seen her come out like that. With my granddaughter right there, that's what really upset me."

The 24-year-old allegedly swung the sword at Salazar multiple times before her boyfriend was able to restrain her. Salazar's 14-year-old granddaughter was also present for the incident.

"I think her boyfriend stepped in just in time and was able to hold her back, so there was no further assault," Salt Lake Police Sgt. Robin Heiden told KUTV.

Salazar blocked one of the sword swipes with his arm and sustained a three-inch slash on his left forearm that required 10 stitches.

Davis is being held without bail.

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