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Sword wielding man threatens woman in Seward

Police traced a late night 911 call to a house in Seward on Saturday, where they found a 50-year-old Anchorage man wielding a sword and threatening to kill a seriously injured woman, according to a dispatch from Alaska State Troopers.

Just after midnight on Saturday, the Public Safety Communication Center in Soldotna received a 911 open line call where dispatchers heard “a physical disturbance and screaming” in the background.

The call was traced to a residence in Seward. The Seward Police Department and Seward based Alaska State Troopers responded.

According to the dispatch, the Anchorage man had allegedly smoked methamphetamine and physically assaulted a family member, causing her serious physical injury. The man had retrieved a sword and threatened to kill the family member with it, the dispatch said.

When the troopers arrived, the man dropped the sword and was arrested without incident, according to the dispatch. He was charged with first degree assault, second degree assault, third degree assault, criminal trespass and criminal mischief.