Potsdam man arrested, jailed for allegedly assaulting victim with sword
Tuesday, August 7, 2012 - 6:34 am


POTSDAM – A Potsdam man was sent to St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility Monday night for allegedly attacking a victim with a sword, according to village police.

Mohamed R. Bourhouat, 25, Waverly Street, arrived at a residence on Berkley Drive armed with a sword and attempted to assault a male subject at about 3 a.m. Saturday, police said.

The victim defended himself by grabbing the sword, causing severe lacerations to his fingers. Bourhouat fled the scene before police arrived and the victim was transported to Canton-Potsdam Hospital where he was treated and released, police said.

Bourhouat was charged with second degree assault-intent to cause physical injury with a weapon, criminal possession of a weapon with intent to use, and second degree menacing-weapon.

Police said he turned himself in at 8:19 p.m. Monday. He was sent to jail in lieu of $2,500 cash bail or $5,000 bail bond, police said.