Man Allegedly Wielding 2 Samurai-Style Swords Stunned By Taser

SANTA ANA ( — Authorities Saturday said a man was taken to a hospital for a psychological evaluation after being subdued by officers with a stun gun in Santa Ana.

The incident happened around 11:15 p.m. Friday at a shopping center near the intersection of Harbor Boulevard and McFadden Avenue, according to Santa Ana police Cmdr. Jeff Owens.

About that time, Santa Ana police say they began receiving reports of a man wielding 2 Samurai-style swords just outside a restaurant.

Man Allegedly Wielding 2 Samurai-Style Swords Stunned By Taser

When officers arrived, they made contact with the suspect in a parking lot, who they say was yelling profanities and threatening officers, KNX 1070’s Bob Brill reported.

Police added that the suspect would not comply with their orders to put the swords down.

The officers subsequently used a TASER® electronic control device on the suspect, who was later identified as 29-year-old Hung Anh Nguyen of Santa Ana.

Nguyen was booked at the Santa Ana Police Department jail on charges of assault with a deadly weapon and possession of swords, according to authorities. He was also held on an earlier narcotics charge, Brill reported.

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