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Man walks into Apple store, draws sword, shouts "I just want an iPhone"

The incident happened in the store on Manhattan’s upmarket Fifth Avenue.

A MAN WITH a sword walked into the Fifth Avenue Apple Store in New York City and yelled “I just want an iPhone,” according to witnesses.

The man, who is unidentified, was wearing a bucket cap and a grey jacket, according to reports. He walked into the store just before 4pm on Friday. He then unsheathed the sword but didn’t threaten anyone.

A witness posted a video of the incident to Twitter.

DNAInfo quotes an Apple Store employee who described the event as “pretty scary.” The man did not threaten any staff or shoppers but did threaten to cut his own throat after exiting the Apple Store.

Another witness posted a photo of the man being restrained by police outside the Fifth Avenue shop.

One witness described the sword as “mother-effing” big, according to a witness.

The blade must have been two feet, curved, shining.

The man was taken to Bellevue Hospital where he awaits assessment.

- Max Slater-Robins

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