Man’s hand chopped off in sword attack on California street

Man's hand chopped off in sword attack on California street

A California man’s hand was chopped off by a sword-wielding homeless suspect Saturday night.

Police in Riverside, 55 miles east of Los Angeles, were alerted to the medieval dismemberment when several residents called 911 to report a severed hand lying on the sidewalk in a downtown neighborhood around 10:30 p.m., officials said.

A short time later a man missing a hand checked into a local hospital and told doctors the injury was caused by someone who was swinging a sword, according to police.

No arrests had been made and the identity of the suspect was still under investigation by Riverside detectives, officials said.

Both the victim — who is in his 60s — and the attacker are homeless, and the sword attack may have stemmed from a “recent and ongoing dispute,” cops told The Post.

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The intersection where police said the dastardly attack occurred — 5th Street and Fairmount Boulevard in Riverside, Calif.
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