Apr 11, 2010 10:21 AM by Jamie Smith

Man tasered and arrested for assault with a large sword

Early Sunday morning, Colorado Springs police officers received a report that a man was outside the Verde Meadows apartments, in the 1400 block of South Chelton road, threatening with a large sword.  When officers arrived, several witnesses said the man with the sword was in one of the apartments.

Springs Officers were able to find with the suspect, identitified as 42 year-old Alfred Luedtke. Officers couldn't get Luedtke to comply with them.  So, they had to deploy a taser in order to take Luedtke into custody.

Springs Officers were able to recover a large sword.

The investigation revealed Luedtke threatened his wife and a neighbor with the sword. He also hit his wife with the back of sword as she tried to calm him down. Luedtke's wife suffered minor injuries as a result of the assault with the sword.

Luedtke was charged with felony menacing, as well as 2nd degree assault. He was transported to CJC.



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