SALEM, Ore. -- A Salem man, 28, was arrested after swinging a 3-foot samurai sword at a state employee in the Capitol Mall Saturday morning, state police officials said.
At around 7:30 Saturday morning a State Parks landscape employee reported that a man was walking around the Capitol Mall area holding a 3-foot long samurai sword. The sword-wielding man, later identified as Salem-resident Feodor Sanarov, was reported to have threatened the parks employee by swinging the sword at him and screaming obscenities.
Salem police arrived at the Capitol Mall area between the State Library and Public Service Building and arrested Sanarov. He was taken into custody at the Marion County Jail on charges of disorderly conduct and menacing.