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Spokane neighbor gets out Klingon sword after trash dispute

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SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A 50-year-old Spokane man is facing assault charges after his neighbor says he swung a Klingon sword at him during an argument about trash.

KREM reports court documents say the defendant’s wife got into an argument with the neighbor Saturday and accused him of putting trash in their bin. She says she returned his trash to him, but he threw the bag at her as she walked away.

The neighbor says the woman’s husband came rushing outside swinging a multiple-blade weapon. The neighbor says he put up his hands up to block the blade and was able to pull the weapon away from the man, but fell backward of the porch.

The woman says her husband swung the Klingon sword after the neighbor barged into their home but did not actually attack him.