A Woodbridge, Virginia, man was arrested Monday morning after he allegedly tried to break into an apartment while armed with a sword.
Sean Patrick Gentry, 42, has been charged with aggravated malicious wounding and burglary.
Prince William County police said officers responded to the 12700 block of Wood Hollow Drive to a reported burglary in process around 6:15 a.m.
The resident told officers that a man tried to force his way into her apartment. And though she was able to keep the man out, she suffered a cut on her hand.
Police later found Gentry armed with the sword. He was arrested without further incident.
An investigation revealed that he had been seen walking around a nearby parking lot earlier and had “previously encountered other residents of the [apartment] complex,” county police said.
Gentry is being held without bond.