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New Orleans man uses sword to threaten victim in French Quarter

42-year-old Travis Fisher was seen holding a sword toward a man in the French Quarter Saturday night, police said.

NEW ORLEANS — A New Orleans man was arrested after reportedly threatening a man with a sword Saturday night in the French Quarter.

Louisiana State Police say 42-year-old Travis Fisher was booked on an aggravated assault charge.

Authorities say troopers patrolling in the 600 block of Royal Street heard people screaming and found Fisher holding a sword "raised in an aggressive manner" to another man. Troopers ordered Fisher to drop the sword and he complied. He was then taken into custody.

"Whether on the highways of Louisiana or on the city streets of New Orleans, Louisiana State Police remain committed to ensuring the safety of all residents statewide," a statement from LSP said.

 In a photo posted by State Police, the sword is shown to be more than a foot long with a thin blade and a corresponding sheath.

Credit: WWL-TV

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The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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