Alleged swordsman arrested after El Cajon standoff

Man was seen with machete, several knives

EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) -  

A man allegedly armed with two swords has been arrested after a six-hour standoff in San Diego County.
   El Cajon police say they were called to an apartment shortly after 11 p.m. Tuesday by a woman who said her husband had beaten her.
   She was treated for facial injuries.
   Police say a 38-year-old man was seen with a machete and several knives and that he threatened to stab officers and kill himself during a standoff.
   A SWAT team and crisis negotiators were dispatched but couldn't get the man to surrender.
   Police fired tear gas at around 5 a.m. Wednesday. They say the man left the apartment a half-hour later with two swords and was arrested after being shot with a sponge projectile.
   He was taken to a hospital for evaluation.
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