A man swinging a samurai sword at an Apple store terrified shoppers on Friday. Terrified customers fled when the suspect started swinging.
Authorities identified the suspect as Hsu Chien, 30, according to Pix11. Witnesses said Chien threatened employees for an iPhone and counted out loud as if he had a bomb.
Hun can be seen in cell phone footage posted online swinging the sword as he walked down a staircase.
Lawyer Nancy Birnbaum, who lives nearby, told the New York Post she was browsing at the store when she spotted the man on the staircase.
“I thought he was doing some sort of performance art, but then he pulls out this sword with a huge 2-foot-long blade, and it was dead obvious that it was a real sword,” she said. “I’ve never been so terrified in my entire life.”
Police said Hun appears to be emotionally disturbed. Officers already present in the store subdued Hun and arrested him with the help of additional law enforcement called to the scene.
No one was injured in the incident. Authorities charged the suspect with criminal possession of a weapon and menacing, according to ABC-7. No injuries were reported.