SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Police say a man has been arrested after shouting threats to bystanders while wielding two samurai swords at a busy Orange County shopping Center.
The Los Angeles Times reports that Hung Anh Nguyen remains jailed Sunday on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and possession of illegal swords.
Santa Ana police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna says Nguyen was in a Mexican restaurant parking lot at the shopping center Friday night when he pulled out the swords and began screaming threats and obscenities.
Bertagna says officers arrived and tried to calm him, but Nguyen threatened them, refused to follow repeated orders to put the sword down and said several times "you will have to kill me first."
Police say several officers surrounded Nguyen and subdued him with a stun gun.
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