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Police: Man told to leave Fred Meyer charges at employees with sword sheath

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Matthew Palmer was arrested at a Fred Meyer store in The Dalles after police said he charged at employees while carrying a sword sheath. (FOX 12 viewer photo: Josiah A) Matthew Palmer was arrested at a Fred Meyer store in The Dalles after police said he charged at employees while carrying a sword sheath. (FOX 12 viewer photo: Josiah A)
Police said Matthew Palmer was not carrying an actual sword in the sheath. (FOX 12 viewer photo: Josiah A) Police said Matthew Palmer was not carrying an actual sword in the sheath. (FOX 12 viewer photo: Josiah A)
Matthew Palmer, jail booking photo Matthew Palmer, jail booking photo
THE DALLES, OR (KPTV) -

A man who was told he had to leave a Fred Meyer store because it was closing charged at employees while carrying a sword sheath, according to police.

Officers were called to the Fred Meyer store in The Dalles at 11:01 p.m. Saturday on a report that a man had assaulted an employee with a sword.

Officers arrived and found the suspect, identified as 22-year-old Matthew James Palmer of The Dalles, being held down by store workers.

Workers told Palmer he had to leave the store because it was about to close. Investigators said he initially left, but ran back inside and knocked two employees to the ground.

Police said he was carrying a sword sheath, but did not have an actual sword.

None of the employees involved in the incident were injured, according to officers.

Palmer was booked into the Northern Oregon Regional Correctional Facility on charges of second-degree burglary, second-degree criminal trespass and two counts of harassment.

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