Sword-wielding suspect arrested after stabbing victim in face in Santa Rosa

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (KGO) -- There was a scary moment for neighbors in the North Bay when police say a man with sword went on the attack.

The Santa Rosa Police Department released a picture of the 3-foot-long sword.

According to police, the 23-year-old man used the weapon to break into a car before hurting two people.

One person was stabbed in the face, another was hit in the leg with the sword, police said. Both are expected to be OK.

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The incident happened on West 9th Street near Warren Lane on Monday night.

"Arriving officers learned two neighbors were in an argument, while one of them was inside a parked vehicle. The suspect broke through a vehicle window with a blunt object, stabbing the victim in the face," said Santa Rosa police in a statement.

The second victim was hurt after trying to intervene.

Police say Brian Rivas-Lagunes was taken into custody on two counts of assault with a deadly weapon and vandalism.

"After detaining the suspect, officers located a 3-foot rusty sword at his adjacent property," said police.
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