Police: 14-year-old from Madison threatened neighbor with sword
MADISON- A 14-year-old Madison boy is facing disorderly conduct charges for allegedly threatening a neighbor with a sword.
Police said a neighbor boy, who is also 14, chased a ball into the suspect's yard Friday. The neighbor said the suspect drew a 41-inch sword and pointed the tip at his neck.
The victim told investigators he feared he would be killed. He was able to get away and contact an adult.
But the suspect claimed it was he who had been threatened and that he grabbed the sword to defend himself.
Police said Monday that the suspect was arrested on a tentative charge of disorderly conduct and was taken to the juvenile center.