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OKC apartment security guard uses nunchucks against knife-wielding man

Oklahoma City police arrested a man at an apartment complex Friday after he reportedly tried to attack a security guard. 

Jerome Dwayne Thompson, 31, was arrested on a complaint of assault with a dangerous weapon about 6:30 p.m. at Wentwood at Grand Hill apartments, 447 Tinker Diagonal St. 

Thompson was booked into the Oklahoma County jail, where he remained Wednesday on a $3,000 bond. 

The victim, a 31-year-old courtesy officer at the complex, told police Thompson was banned from the property but often stayed with residents. 

The victim was putting up flyers referencing Thompson, whom he only knew as "J-Money," when he saw Thompson walking toward him with a steak knife in each hand, according to the police report.  

Thompson told the victim he would not leave and that he "would have to kill him because he was about to kill [the victim]," according to the report. 

The victim told police Thompson came toward him aggressively, so he pulled his nunchucks out of his pocket and struck Thompson. After a short struggle, the victim held Thompson until police arrived. 

While held, Thompson made threats to come back and kill the victim, according to the report. 

Police spokesman Master Sgt. Gary Knight said neither man was seriously injured. 

"It's certainly something we don't see every day, somebody with knives fighting with somebody who has nunchucks," Knight said. "But thankfully, nobody was hurt, considering both of those types of weapons can do a lot of damage." 

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Kelsy Schlotthauer

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