Police handle screaming, naked man wielding sword

ATLANTIC BEACH, Fla. (CNN/WAWS) — A bizarre incident in Florida unfolded when police were called to an apartment complex Saturday to handle a screaming naked man with a sword. A witness recorded video of the incident. This is what Jacob Jaquett saw as he was trying to help a friend move: a naked man with a 3- to 4-foot sword.

“I was, honestly, kind of scared because I didn’t know what he had with him or what was going on,” said Jaquett.

He says the man began charging people and screaming at them. You can hear him in the video. Still, the sheriff’s office could only say there was a call to service at this complex and couldn’t say anything else. The rest of the story was told to us by Jaquett, who says other members of the complex were able to get the man to put down the sword.

“Luckily, a man was there that was in the Navy, I think, and he kind of subdued the guy and, eventually, got him to drop the sword and then tackled him to the ground and waited until the cops came,” said Jaquett.

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