Man impaled by sword in Lowell expected to recover; suspect arrested, charged with assault with intent to murder

A man was assaulted and impaled by a sword in Lowell early Saturday morning, but is expected to survive, police said.

At about 1:30 a.m., police responded to a report of a stabbing at 32 Beech St. and found an adult male with a sword protruding from his body, Lowell Police said in a statement. The man was taken via MedFlight to a Boston hospital, where he was treated for injuries not believed to be life-threatening.

After police searched the area, Steven M. Langner was arrested without incident when he returned to 32 Beech St. at about 5:55 a.m. Langner, 26, of Lowell, is charged with armed assault with intent to murder, assault and battery, and improper storage of a firearm, the statement said.


Langner lives at 32 Beech St., in the Centralville section of the city, and is expected to be arraigned Monday in Lowell District Court, the statement said. Inside the residence, authorities found several firearms they believe belong to Langner.

No further details were available, a Lowell Police dispatcher said.

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