Man wielding sword in NYC park: ‘You’re going to have to kill me’

(AP Images)
(AP Images)

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police say they had to use a stun gun to subdue a man who was menacing people at a Brooklyn park with swords in both hands.

The Daily News reports police responded to Maria Hernandez Park in Bushwick around 8 p.m. Monday. Authorities say about 50 people pointed out the suspect, who ran from the park.

Sgt. Brendan Ryan says officers surrounded the 56-year-old suspect when he unsheathed two swords and told them, “You’re going to have to kill me.”

Police fired a stun gun and took the man into custody. They say they also found a machete and two smaller knives in a duffel bag.

Authorities didn’t immediately identify the suspect.

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