Police: Indiana man stabs brother to death with samurai sword during argument

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Bradley M. Arndt

LAPORTE COUNTY (Nov. 24, 2014) – An Indiana man stabbed his brother to death with a samurai sword, police say.

Trail Creek police were called before 1 p.m. about an argument at a home located at 105 Hummingbird Dr. While reporting the dispute, a caller yelled that someone had been stabbed.

Officer arrived to investigate and found Thomas Arndt, 54, Michigan City, lying on the front lawn with several stab wounds. A sword was stuck in the ground nearby, and Arndt was taken to a Michigan City hospital where he later died from his wounds.

Trail Creek police identified the suspect as Bradley M. Arndt, 47, Trail Creek—the victim’s brother. He’s charged with murder and is being held in the LaPorte County Jail on a $1 million bond. Indiana State Police assisted with the investigation.

Witnesses said the argument was over property.