BRIGANTINE — A 17-year-old city boy was arrested Friday after police say he wielded a sword during a confrontation with another juvenile.

Police responded to a residence on Lighthouse Drive for a report of an impending fight between two juveniles, according to a post on the department’s Facebook page. The caller told police one of them had a sword.

When Officer Seidel arrived, he watched the boy with the sword run from the home, jumping fences and running through yards to escape police, according to the post. Officers Crosson and Corcoran joined Seidel in the search, and Corcoran found the boy hiding in bushes on Delmar Court.

The boy was taken into custody without further incident, police said.

Police said the boy went to the home with the intent to engage another juvenile in a confrontation, forcing entry into the home and getting a “sword from his backpack and brandished it, showing his intention to use it against the other juvenile.”

Police seized a 27-inch sword.

The teen was charged with second-degree burglary, third-degree aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, third-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and fourth-degree obstruction.

He was remanded to the Harborfields Juvenile Detention Center in Egg Harbor City.

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My beat is public safety, following police and crime. I started in January 2018 here at the Press covering Egg Harbor and Galloway townships. Before that, I worked at the Reading Eagle in Reading, Pa., covering crime and writing obituaries.

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