Man pulls samurai sword at flagship Apple Store

Man pulls samurai sword at flagship Apple Store

With all the horrific events across the globe in recent days, it's not surprising that people at the 5th Avenue Apple Store in New York were scared as a man descended the staircase carrying a samurai sword. A 30-year-old man entered the flagship Apple Store around 4pm on Friday swinging the sword and screaming as both employees and visitors stared at him scared and in disbelief.

Two NYPD officers were in the building at the same time and were able to escort him out of the building, while Apple Store employees built a wall between the swordsman and the customers to protect them. When escorted outside, the man was back to his screaming and waving the sword around.

Eyewitnesses say that just before being taken into custody by the police officers, the man was preparing to harm himself using the sword. He was then escorted to Bellevue Hospital, and charged with criminal possession of a weapon and menacing.



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37 Comments

1. RebelwithoutaClue

Posts: 5482; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

Fruit Ninja anyone?

3. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

Heck, iFruit Apple-cutting Ninja!

32. Plume-Veil

Posts: 174; Member since: Nov 19, 2015

Heck, iSlice everyone . looks like he got so angry of these iFans.

35. Jango

Posts: 371; Member since: Oct 24, 2014

Looks like Sony sent an assassin straight outta Japan. Subarashi...

9. johntheone

Posts: 24; Member since: Jan 22, 2015

Bravo.

15. Good-Is-Better

Posts: 105; Member since: Nov 12, 2015

iMadness. Anyone a carrier?

20. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Damn tho does anyone think he was going to commit seppuku in the store? A true honorable way to end the age of Samsung v. Apple? Phone Arena ball Z continues...

2. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3090; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Some people have a lot of time in thier hands.

4. rick_mobile

Posts: 358; Member since: Dec 13, 2010

In this case he had a lot of sword in his hands

5. LittleGaGaKiller

Posts: 290; Member since: Jan 19, 2015

(Sent from Samsung).....

6. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

Just give it a rest, dude. Stop that Apple-Samsung battle!

7. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4766; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

They'll soon make a game out of this. "Save the iStore" in which the one who apprehend the ninja will be the hero before he can destroy lots of fruits.

8. aimkul

Posts: 33; Member since: Nov 07, 2015

samsung is warning apple not to launch there iphone 7 with samsung galaxy s7..

10. fatexo

Posts: 221; Member since: May 21, 2010

"Apple Store employees built a wall between the swordsman and the customers to protect them" They sure are gutsy

12. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

To rather protect thier iDevices, not thier customers!

24. Millenialssux

Posts: 33; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

Your such an idiot!

27. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

WTF?!?! Leave me alone.

33. Plume-Veil

Posts: 174; Member since: Nov 19, 2015

Leave him alone, before I get out my iP6s and .....

31. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I wouldn't have protected anything. every man for himself.

11. Martineverest

Posts: 521; Member since: Oct 27, 2015

He wanted to eat the remaining part of Apple logo

13. Martineverest

Posts: 521; Member since: Oct 27, 2015

He s frustrated with Apple high priced gadget; no more kidney to sell

14. Fuego84

Posts: 357; Member since: May 13, 2012

Wall of protection my bum they just wanted front row seat to the show and popcorn which they probably didn't have any on hand.

16. Ninetysix

Posts: 2933; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Fandroid finally lost it. Lol... PA Apple articles finally put him over the edge.

17. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

Your comment is totaly irrelevant here.

18. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Your trolling is horrible, try to find another major

21. tedkord

Posts: 17076; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Actually, he was an iFan finally fed up with the iPhone being so far behind the Android flagships.

36. Plume-Veil

Posts: 174; Member since: Nov 19, 2015

Lol. Hahaha+1

19. Eurethya

Posts: 29; Member since: Sep 18, 2015

It's called Katana #Dooh

22. tedkord

Posts: 17076; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

He was heard shouting, "THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE!"

23. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

You heard him shout that?? *Meh*

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