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Man’s hand is chopped off by someone wielding a sword, Riverside police say

A person wielding a sword cut off a man’s hand on Saturday evening, Riverside police said.

Officers responded to a report of a severed hand found on the sidewalk at 5th Street and Fairmont Boulevard around 10:30 p.m.

Around the same time, a man in his 60s came into a hospital missing a hand, and said someone with a sword cut it off, said Riverside Police Officer Ryan Railsback.

Railsback said the victim, a Riverside resident, was sent into surgery and is expected to survive.

No other details were immediately available on Sunday.

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