Santa Barbara County authorities arrested a man after reports he brandished a samurai sword during an argument outside a McDonald's in the city of Goleta.
The Sheriff's Office says deputies responded around 8:20 p.m. Tuesday to reports of a man armed with a samurai sword who was involved in a verbal dispute with another man.
The suspect fled and an extensive search began, aided by police dogs, a helicopter and California Highway Patrol officers.
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Residents of Old Town Goleta were sent an emergency notification to shelter in place, and Amtrak train service was temporarily halted because the search was near railroad tracks.
A suspect was arrested at gunpoint around 10:15 p.m. and jailed. The sword was determined to be a wooden replica.