Police Arrest Naked, Sword-Wielding Man
There was a standoff as guy brandished sword at cops
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Jan 1, 2013 4:24 PM CST
Updated Jan 6, 2013 8:14 AM CST

(Newser) – San Jose police certainly started off the new year with a bang. They were alerted this morning that a man was outside a home with an assault rifle; he left before they arrived. When they pulled him over, he got out of the car naked ... and wielding a large Samurai sword. There was a standoff, as the man repeatedly told police, "You're going to have to kill me" while police tried to convince him to surrender. Eventually they were able to take him into custody, ABC 7 reports.

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Jan 7, 2013 2:04 PM CST
I believe the sword is a katana
Jan 6, 2013 10:31 PM CST
I am trying to run this over in my mind no clothe's sword oh forgot assault rifle. Maybe a bit of too much Holiday cheer? Or better still lock him up in the loony bin.Just keeps getting worse out there.SAD!!!&SCARY!!!
Jan 6, 2013 12:10 PM CST
Was his name George Takei?