Roommate fight escalates into 1 man using sword

The argument turned physical when Knowles came after the victim with a Samurai sword.

Posted: Jan. 2, 2018 2:55 PM
Updated: Jan. 2, 2018 2:55 PM
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ROCHESTER, Minn. – Rochester police say two roommates were involved in a domestic situation Dec. 30.
Police say around 5 a.m. in the 800 block of Village Circle SE. 28-year-old Brandon Knowles came home intoxicated. Police say the victim, a 21-year-old male roommate, was trying to sleep and asked Knowles to turn the music down. The argument turned physical when Knowles came after the victim with a Samurai sword.
Police say the victim walked away and Knowles hit the door with the sword. A female at the scene helped break up the fight.
Knowles is facing charges of second-degree assault, fifth-degree domestic assault (because the two were roommates) and disorderly conduct.

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