SALEM -- A Salem man was arrested for swinging a 3-foot-long samurai sword around on Capitol Mall grounds Saturday morning, police said.
An Oregon State Parks employee told police he felt threatened when he was approached by 28-year-old Theodore G. Sanarov, who was swinging the sword and yelling obscenities, according to Oregon State Police Lt. Gregg Hastings.
Salem police responded and detained Sanarov at gunpoint. OSP troopers then took him into custody and lodged him in the Marion County Jail for disorderly conduct and menacing.
Police notified mental health professionals and an examination was pending.