Sword attack at Silver Terrace residence injures two

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.

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