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Motorist attacked by sword-wielding pedestrian for blocking crosswalk

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PICKERING, ONT. — A 25-year-old Pickering, Ont., man is facing charges after a pedestrian pulled a sword from his pants and threatened a driver he’d accused of blocking a crosswalk.

Police say a pedestrian crossing an intersection in Pickering began to yell at a motorist stopped at a red light for blocking his path.

Investigators say the pedestrian followed the car to a nearby plaza still yelling at the driver and then pulled a 60-centimetre sword from his pants and threatened the motorist.

The driver was able to wrestle the weapon from his attacker but was punched in the face.

Investigators recovered the sword at the scene and say the motorist suffered minor injuries.

Mudasser Sheikh is charged with weapons dangerous, two counts of assault with a weapon and obstructing a peace officer.

  • Motorist attacked by sword-wielding pedestrian for blocking crosswalk A pedestrian heads north on Yonge Street in Toronto between the faded lines, as west bound traffic on Lake Shore Blvd. nudges over the faint markers. (Rick Eglinton / Toronto Star)

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