- Associated Press - Thursday, July 14, 2016

CHUBBUCK, Idaho (AP) - A southeast Idaho man is facing multiple felony charges after authorities say he attempted to attack police officers with a sword.

The Idaho State Journal reports (https://bit.ly/29yLrRz) that 34-year-old Jared Whitaker was charged Thursday in 6th District Court with two counts of aggravated battery on a police officer and first-degree stalking.

According to police, officers responded Wednesday evening to reports of a suspicious male banging on a trailer inside a trailer park and acting aggressively toward residents. When officers initially arrived on scene, Whitaker returned to his home. However, police say Whitaker then emerged from his home holding a Samurai-type sword and started growling.

Police say Whitaker refused to drop his weapon, requiring several officers to deploy their Tasers in order to take him into custody.

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Information from: Idaho State Journal, https://www.journalnet.com

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