Samurai Standoff Ends (04/04/1997)
It was on e of the strangest standoffs ever! Police, firefighters, and a big crowd...all surrounding a man toting a long sword. This drama played-out in the heart of downtown Seattle for nearly ten hours Thursday. The man had stood on the Seattle street holding a sword and shouting various things all throughout the day. He was finally apprehended late in the evening while he was napping on the sidewalk. Police and firemen first gassed the man, then drenched him in water, holding him at bay with a ladder. He was taken to a nearby hospital where he is said to be in satisfactory condition. Officer harv Ferguson said there were no negotiations with the man, and several methods used to make him uncomfortable, like highpowered vans to make him cold, were unsuccessful. Police also said they understand that the lengthy standoff was an inconvenience for the local business, but they wanted to settle the matter without injury. __END__
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Samurai Standoff Folo (04/07/1997)
NOTE: THERE ARE 2 OTHER SAMURAI SWORD MAN PIECES THAT GO ALONG WITH THIS STORY.