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Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Man Brandishing Sword Arrested

With the help of the University Police Department, a dangerous man who was attempting to harm his ex-girlfriend and her new boyfriend has been apprehended.

Yesterday, at 4:00 pm, Officer Seymour responded to a South Amherst neighborhood for a report of a man brandishing a sword and threatening the residents of a home there. The man, who is a UMass student and who had fled the scene prior to Officers' arrival, was identified as Lam Bao Nguyen, 22, from Randolph, MA. Nguyen showed up at the home of his ex-girlfriend with the intent to kill her and her new boyfriend with a sword. Nguyen was physically restrained from entering the home by guests of the residents there, but he then used the sword to break the windshield and all of the windows of a vehicle parked in the driveway.

UMPD was notified and they stationed plain-clothes Officers in the area of the dormitory. At 7:00 pm, UMPD arrested Nguyen without incident when he returned to his room. Nguyen was turned over to the Amherst Police Department, and he is being charged with Threat to Commit a Crime (Murder), Malicious Destruction of a Motor Vehicle, Carrying a Dangerous Weapon (Sword), and Assault. Officers searched Nguyen’s vehicle, but the sword was not located.

1 comment:

Dawgie said...

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