A 26-year-old man is suspected of slashing two people he knows with a sword inside a Silver Terrace residence late Friday, police said.
An argument between Arthur Leigh Welohr, of San Francisco, and two others at a building near Elmira and Helena streets escalated when he allegedly pulled out a sword and swiped them with it, Officer Albie Esparza said.
Esparza said the sword attack was not a random incident.
Welohr allegedly cut a 59-year-old man’s head, hand and shoulder and a 56-year-old woman’s hands, police said. Both victims were taken to San Francisco General Hospital and are expected to survive.
He was arrested by police around 11:50 p.m. and booked into County Jail on suspicion of two counts of attempted murder.
A seller on the mobile marketplace website 5miles under the name Arthur Leigh Welohr has listed for sale a “Venetian war hammer battle ready.” The location where the weapon is for sale is within the same vicinity where the attack happened.