NEW PALTZ, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say they’ve charged a student from Brooklyn with using a samurai sword to threaten other students inside a dormitory at a Hudson Valley college.
Campus police at SUNY New Paltz tell local media outlets that Isaac Doughty went on a rampage early Tuesday morning and briefly took several students hostage before officers on foot patrol arrived.
Officials say the 18-year-old freshman from Brooklyn went into his bedroom and came out with a Japanese katana sword. Police say Doughty fought with officers before they were able to subdue him using a stun gun and pepper spray.
One officer suffered a minor head injury. Doughty was charged with kidnapping, unlawful imprisonment and assault. It couldn’t be determined if he had a lawyer. He was taken to Kingston Hospital for observation.