Man Confronts Police with 4 Foot Long Sword

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Japanese man in a samurai holding a katana sword

JACKSON-On Tuesday, July 24th at 11:00 am, multiple Jackson Township police officers responded to the Jackson Green complex located on North Countyline Road on the report of a male who appeared to be under the influence of an unknown substance, walking around the parking lot, swinging a sword around.

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As officers checked the area, Police Officer Jeff Henba encountered a male who had exited his residence with an approximate 4 foot long sword who approached the officer as he raised the sword in an aggressive manner.

The officer then unholstered his duty weapon and ordered the male to drop the sword, which he complied with immediately.

The male was then taken into custody. He was processed and charged on summons with the unlawful possession of a weapon, disorderly conduct and being under the influence of a controlled dangerous substance. The male was then transported to an area hospital for treatment.

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