A sword-wielding man in Times Square was arrested by police early Saturday morning after he allegedly threatened a number of tourists, according to the NYPD.
Cops say that Ronald Pearson, a 51-year-old Brooklyn resident who lives on New Lots Avenue, was taken into custody around 1:30 a.m. this morning, after witnesses called cops to report that he was allegedly threatening passersby with a 3-foot-long sword near 42nd Street and Seventh Avenue.
According to the cops, when three officers responded to the scene, Pearson allegedly continued to swing the sword in a menacing manner in their direction. However, he was taken into custody without further incident, and no one was hurt during the encounter. After police arrested Pearson, they say they found another sword and, as well as a spear, on his person.
Pearson was charged with menacing, criminal possession of a weapon and menacing.