Monday, June 12, 2017

Man Attacked Cop With Samurai Sword & Still Alive


A Woodway officer was attacked by a man wielding a samurai sword during a weekend prostitution sting that led to nine arrests, police said Monday.

The attack came after the man fled in his vehicle Friday afternoon in an attempt to escape arrest in the sting, police said.

Officers gave chase and the brief pursuit ended when the man’s car crashed into another vehicle in the 100 block of Taos Drive, a block off State Highway 84.

The man jumped from the car wielding the sword and a makeshift shield and as police approached, he swung the sword, striking one officer in the arm.

The officer was recovering in good condition Monday.

Officers used a Taser to subdue the man, whom police identified Monday as Billy Linkous, 27, of Axtell.

The attack was captured by officers' bodycams.

Woodway Department of Public Safety Chief Yost Zakhary said the officers showed restraint in dealing with the man.

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