Man tried to attack people with Samurai sword

Timothy Greve (Photo courtesy of Pawtucket Police Department)

A Pawtucket man tried to attack three people with a Samurai sword who were standing at the corner of Allen Avenue and Cottage Street, police said Friday.

Timothy Greve, 28, was charged with three counts of felony assault, disorderly conduct and two counts of simple assault.

Maj. Arthur Martins of the Pawtucket Police Department said Greve was having an argument with neighbors outside his home on Allen Avenue at about 9 p.m. Wednesday. Greve came outside and the argument continued.

Police said he ran back into his house and returned later wielding the sword. Police said Greve never struck anyone.

Martins said they didn't recover the sword, but recovered the sheath to the sword.

Police said Greve was taken to Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island to be treated for injuries from another incident and that he allegedly assaulted officers and hospital staff there.

Greve was arraigned Thursday in U.S. District Court in Providence and held on bail.