Drunken German attacks police with samurai sword

Drunken German attacks police with samurai sword
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A 48-year-old man in Berlin's Wedding district called police after he was attacked by a man with a metal rod in the an apartment building entry way late on Thursday night.

The 45-year-old attacker then charged police when they arrived, while his 39-year-old wife joined in by hitting and kicking the officers. Both assailants were reportedly heavily intoxicated.

Police attempted to subdue the couple with pepper spray, which prompted the man to retrieve a samurai sword from his apartment and again attack the officers, who then called for back up.

Reinforcements were able to overpower and arrest the couple. Police found a collection of weapons in their apartment, including more swords and rifle.