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Minn. man accused of threatening teen with sword


MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A Richfield man is accused of abusing his girlfriend's teenage son, breaking his nose and threatening to cut him open with a samurai sword.

Forty-four-year-old Craig J. Kurzawski was charged Tuesday with a felony count of making terroristic threats and a gross misdemeanor count of malicious punishment of a child.

The teen's mother tells authorities Kurzawski punched the 14-year-old in the face and torso while forcing him to do push-ups, sit-ups and squats.

She says Kurzawski also took a sword off the wall and ran it along the boy's chest from his neck to his stomach, saying he could cut the boy open "like a dead fish."

A Hennepin County court official says Kurzawski did not have an attorney listed Wednesday morning. Kurzawski is due in court Wednesday afternoon.

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