Man with sword barricades himself inside home

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Police responded to an East Providence home around 6 a.m. on Thursday after receiving reports that a man with a sword had barricaded himself inside.

Police blocked off some roads in the area of Delway Road, near Veterans Memorial Parkway, while a special response team negotiated with the man.

After a few hours, officials used a non-lethal gas to remove the man from the house.

He was transported to the hospital for a medical evaluation.

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