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Iowa City man tased after found rollerblading with sword

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Deandre Lamar Irby Deandre Lamar Irby
IOWA CITY (KWWL) -

An Iowa City man was tased after police found him rollerblading through the Ped Mall with a 26-inch sword attached to his backpack.

Police say 19-year-old Deandre Lamar Irby was spotted on Friday afternoon with the sword.

Police say he ran and was then found in the alley of the Ped Mall trying to hide the sword behind a dumpster.

When officers approached him, they say Irby refused to identify himself.  They say Irby tried to grab the sword and then tried to run.  They say he then fought with officers and was then tased.

Irby is charged with carrying firearms or weapons into any park, going armed with a knife blade greater than eight inches and interference with official acts.

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