Sword-wielding man accused of trying to kill deputies

A sword-wielding man has been arrested in Rancho Cucamonga on suspicion of attempting to murder sheriff’s deputies, authorities said Wednesday.

The incident occurred Tuesday afternoon when deputies went to a home in the 9400 block of Glenaire Court after a father called to report his son was under the influence of methamphetamine and having a bipolar episode, officials with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement.

The man said his son, later identified as Montasir Ishag, 33, had a sword in his bedroom and earlier had left the house by jumping over the back fence because he feared for his life, officials said.

He had returned by the time deputies arrived and when they entered the front door, Ishag charged them with the sword while yelling “Allah Akbar,” according to the sheriff’s statement.


Deputies used a “less-than-lethal” shotgun to disarm and incapacitate Ishag, they said.

He was taken to a hospital for treatment of moderate injuries and was later booked at the West Valley Detention Center.


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