Naked Ohio man threatens police with tomahawk, bayonet, reports say


Cliff Pinckard, Advance Ohio Media



CINCINNATI (TNS) — Police were able to safely subdue a naked man as he threatened them with a tomahawk and a knife, reports say.

Sean Arbuckle, 52, of Colerain Township, was being held in jail in lieu of $110,000 bail on three counts of felonious assault, according to WXIX-TV.

The confrontation occurred Oct. 1, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. Police from Colerain and Springfield Township went to the home of Arbuckle’s mother just before 3 p.m. after being called about a disturbance.

There, Arbuckle reportedly challenged officers while barricaded in a screened-in porch, eventually taking off his clothes.

He began swinging a tomahawk and told officers that no one was leaving alive, also asking police to shoot him, the Enquirer reports.

Arbuckle eventually came outside and began swinging the tomahawk and a bayonet at officers, reports say. Police used a stun gun on Arbuckle and also fired about six pepper ball rounds at him, which is similar to pepper spray.

The Enquirer reports Arbuckle went to the ground and dropped the tomahawk, but got to his feet and again began swinging the bayonet. He was shocked again and then put in handcuffs.

“You can see how fast that situation evolved and how dangerous it was for them, so to see them react the way that they did, to do that so calmly, that makes you very proud as a chief,” Colerain Township Police Chief Mark Denney told the Enquirer. “You know you hired the right people and trained them the correct way and you can trust them to do the right thing.”

Arbuckle was scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday.

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Cliff Pinckard, Advance Ohio Media