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Man arrested for attacking landord with Samuri sword

WASHINGTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Gregory BarsalouxWashington County Sheriff's deputies arrested a man Saturday after he attacked his landlord with a sword and threatened them with a rifle.

Gregory Barsaloux, 56, is charged with first degree attempted assault, two counts of menacing, unlawful use of a weapon and first degree criminal mischief. He is lodged at the Washington County Jail on $250,000 bail. He

According to the Washington County Sheriff's Office, Barsaloux and his landlord both live in the same residence in the 7600 block of Southwest 67th Avenue in the community of Garden Home. Deputies responded there at 7:11 p.m. on Oct. 22 on a report that Barsaloux had used a Samurai type sword in an attempt to injure his landlord.

Shortly after arriving on scene, deputies were able to remove the landlord and found he was unharmed. Deputies contained the house and attempted to contact Barsaloux. They discovered that he had armed himself with a rifle and began making threats to harm them. Neighboring residents were evacuated to keep them out of danger.

The Washington County Tactical Negotiation Team (TNT) and the Washington County Crisis Negotiation Unit (CNU) were called to assist. Negotiators were able to make contact with Barsaloux by phone to try and convince him to come out for a peaceful resolution.

After nearly three hours, Barsaloux exited the house armed with a shotgun. He followed commands to drop the shotgun and was taken into custody.