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Police take down sword-wielding man with stun gun in Brooklyn park

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BUSHWICK, Brooklyn — Police used a stun gun to take down a 46-year-old man who was menacing people with swords in a Brooklyn park Monday night, authorities said.

Angel Trujillo was waving the swords around at Maria Hernandez Park at about 8 p.m, NYPD officials said. A number of people at the park pointed Trujillo out to police when they arrived on the scene.

Trujillo ran from the park, officials said. Police chased him as he ran down Irving Avenue and then turned onto Troutman Street. The officers told him to drop the machete, but he refused.

"You're going to have to kill me," Trujillo told them, according to police sources.

A sergeant stunned him with her Taser, police said. Trujillo was taken into custody and brought to Woodhull Medical Center for a psychiatric evaluation. He also had one machete and two smaller knives on him, officials said.

Trujillo is being charged with menacing, police said.