Sword threats, fight lead to 4 arrests in Mattoon

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MATTOON, Ill. (AP) - Police in the eastern Illinois town of Mattoon arrested four people after a fight that included one man threatening another with swords.

According to the Mattoon Journal-Gazette, officers were called to a neighborhood Tuesday afternoon to check on a disturbance.

Police say one man was threatening another with "Japanese-style" swords while three others were involved in the fight. It wasn't clear what started the altercation.

None of the four Mattoon residents arrested Tuesday has been formally charged yet.

One, a 26-year-old man, was arrested on a preliminary charge of aggravated assault in the alleged sword threats.

The others arrested included a 70-year-old woman and a 20-year-old woman arrested on preliminary charges of battery and a 31-year-old man arrested on preliminary charges of disturbing the peace and possession of marijuana.

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