Man with ‘samurai’ swords in custody after standoff in Greenville Co.

Greenville White Horse Road Samurai Sword Standoff

GREENVILLE, SC (WSPA) – A man holding two “samurai swords” has been taken into custody after a standoff, Tuesday afternoon.

Portions of White Horse Road were blocked during the standoff.

The Greenville County Sheriff’s Office says deputies spotted the main outside his house ‘whipping around two samurai swords.’ When they tried to talk to him, they say he took a combat stance towards officers and started to back up to his porch where he is right now.

They say no threats were made towards deputies and nobody was injured. The man is being taken to the hospital for evaluation.

Deputies say they have dealt with the man before and ‘it has been difficult’ and they have arrested him in the past.

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