Police arrested a 45-year-old man on a felonious assault charge after a two-hour incident on Capital Avenue NE.
Police responded at 1:05 p.m. today to a multi-unit home in the 200 block of Capital NE. The man reportedly came out to the porch, yelling at people gathered there. He reportedly focused on a neighbor who was there, throwing a chair at that person, then swinging a sword at them.
He did not hit the neighbor, and no one was injured.
When police responded, the man would not come out; Summit Pointe also responded to the scene to assist, as police felt concerned about the man’s mental health. Responders spent about two hours speaking to him, while police secured a search warrant for the apartment. During this time, the man handed the sword to police out the window.
After the two hours, he agreed to come out, and police arrested him without further incident. Later, police heard him say that, if given the chance, he was going to kill his neighbor.
The man is in the Calhoun County Jail. Responders will look at mental health assistance as part of his case.