PD: Mesa residents fight with fencing sword and baton stick

MESA, AZ - A fencing sword and a baton stick were used by Mesa residents in a parking lot altercation.

Mesa police report that on June 12 they were called to a parking lot near Dobson Road and Southern Avenue for a fight.

Police contacted a man with cuts to both shoulders and his back. The man said he got into an altercation with 43-year-old Christopher O'Boyle and was cut with a fencing sword, that O'Boyle was allegedly "swinging wildly."

O’Boyle reportedly threw the sword on the ground before leaving.

Police say while they were talking with the victim, O'Boyle went to police headquarters and told his side of the story. He reportedly told police that he was attacked by the man with a baton stick.

He pulled out the fencing sword, but the man knocked it out of his hand, with the baton, and hit him in the head with it.

Police say O'Boyle did have injuries to his head and arm.

Police arrested O’Boyle, and he has been charged with aggravated assault.

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