Police: Man Threatens Temple Worker With Sword

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Police say a 24-year-old Boise man wearing a loin cloth went to a Hara Krishna Temple and threatened an employee with a samurai sword.

Jeffrey S. Arnold II was arrested Thursday for felony aggravated assault and misdemeanor resisting police.

Authorities say an employee at the temple called police just before 9 a.m. to report that a man wearing a loin cloth over shorts had tried to enter the building carrying a sword and a dagger. Police say Arnold was turned away and threatened the temple employee before leaving.

When police arrived, they saw Arnold walking back to the temple.

Officers say the man refused orders to get on the ground and had started to unsheathe his sword when they used the Taser.

Arnold is scheduled to appear in court Friday.

Police say a 24-year-old Boise man wearing a loin cloth went to a Hara Krishna Temple and threatened an employee with a samurai sword.

Jeffrey S. Arnold II was arrested Thursday for felony aggravated assault and misdemeanor resisting police.

Authorities say an employee at the temple called police just before 9 a.m. to report that a man wearing a loin cloth over shorts had tried to enter the building carrying a sword and a dagger. Police say Arnold was turned away and threatened the temple employee before leaving.

When police arrived, they saw Arnold walking back to the temple.

Officers say the man refused orders to get on the ground and had started to unsheathe his sword when they used the Taser.

Arnold is scheduled to appear in court Friday.

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