Man charged with swinging sword at pedestrians and police in Times Square

Sunday, May 7, 2017

TIMES SQUARE, Manhattan -- A 51-year-old man is behind bars after police say he swung a 3-foot-long sword at people in Times Square.

Ronald Pearson of Brooklyn began swinging the sword Saturday morning, according to the NYPD.

Investigators say he also swung the sword at three police officers as they arrested him.

No injuries were reported.

Police say they uncovered two other weapons on Pearson.