Boise Police Taser Man With A Sword Near A Church
A man with a Samurai style headband and sword had to be tasered after he threatened a church employee, Boise Police say.
Officers say police were called to a church near Boise State on the 1600 block of W. Martha Street at about 8:45 a.m. Thursday.
Multiple witnesses told officers that a short time earlier the suspect, Jeffrey S. Arnold II, tried to enter the church with a Samurai sword and dagger - threatening an employee.
Officers found Arnold a few yards from the church as he appeared to be returning to the church a second time. Officers instructed the suspect, who was still wearing the sword at his waist and carrying the dagger in a sheath, to get down on the ground.
BPD says Arnold refused to comply with officers instructions.
When Arnold reached for his sword, officers tased him. No one was seriously injured as a result of this incident.
The 24-year-old suspect has been booked into the Ada County Sheriff's Office on felony aggravated assault and misdemeanor resisting.