Vancouver: Sword attack leaves “partially decapitated” body in Elgin Street apartment

Vancouver police arrest five men after 19-year-old man killed in sword attack
By Tiffany Crawford, Vancouver Sun January 24, 2013 1:49 PM

Police have released few details, but police spokesman Const. Brian Montague confirmed one man is dead after an attack on Elgin Street near East 47th Avenue.
Photograph by: Shane MacKichan , Special to the Sun

VANCOUVER – A sword attack in East Vancouver Wednesday night left a 19-year-old man dead, and five men facing possible charges.

At a news conference Thursday morning, Vancouver police spokesman Const. Brian Montague said police were called to the 6300-block of Elgin Street near East 47th Avenue around 10:30 p.m., after receiving a report that a group of men were fighting in the street with weapons including bats and swords. Continue reading