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'Samurai Vigilante' Breaks Up Train Fight

Video of Phoenix train attack has already gone viral
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 21, 2012 5:40 PM CDT

(Newser) – Two men punching and kicking a guy on a Phoenix train a couple weeks ago got a little surprise—when a passenger threatened them with a Samurai sword, the Huffington Post reports. The Bushido vigilante, wearing a baseball cap and headphones, inched forward until the terrified attackers fled the light rail car. Naturally, another passenger recorded the whole thing on video.

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"I was like, 'What the hell, who carries a sword?'" said Juan Vargas, the video man. "As soon as that guy pulled out the sword, everybody was like, 'Whoa.' It got really quiet and everybody was like, 'Okay, okay, I guess don't do nothing to get him mad or don't upset him.'" No one has yet identified the mysterious swordsman, but police are investigating. (Read more strange stuff stories.)

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