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Man arrested with a sword at school

A Stamford man appeared in court Friday for walking onto a field at Springdale School with a samurai sword and allegedly threatening President Barack Obama. Witnesses told police that William Kemsley

News 12 Staff

Oct 18, 2014, 1:39 AM

Updated 3,530 days ago

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A Stamford man appeared in court Friday for walking onto a field at Springdale School with a samurai sword and allegedly threatening President Barack Obama.
Witnesses told police that William Kemsley was talking on his phone about ISIS and the president with a crazed look on his face Thursday morning. They say Kemsley, 44, had the sword in a holster around his waist.
Police say the school was put into lockdown mode while the suspect was arrested.
Officers say he is a convicted felon with a history of mental health incidents. They say he also has a protective order forbidding him from possessing any types of dangerous weapons.
Kemsley is being held on $50,000 bond. He is set to appear in court again next month.


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