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Man Accused Of Threatening Neighbor With Sword Suspected Of Being 'Radicalized Muslim'

VICTORVILLE ( — A man believed to be a radicalized Muslim was reportedly arrested after he allegedly chased and threatened to kill a neighbor with a sword.

Mohamed Ahmed Elrawi, 57, of Victorville, was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder early Tuesday, according to the Victorville Daily Press. Deputies told the newspaper evidence inside Elrawi's apartment suggested he may have been a radicalized Muslim.

A report of a man brandishing a weapon in the 14000 block of La Paz Drive was called in at 5:09 p.m. Monday, and deputies found Elrawi had gotten into a dispute with the victim, believed to be a neighbor, and allegedly began to chase the victim around with a sword and threatened to kill him, according to the newspaper.

Elrawi said he would "die and kill for Allah" before he fled, authorities told the Daily Press.

Authorities reported finding a Koran and other items inside Elrawi's residence, leading investigators to believe he may be a radicalized Muslim, the newspaper reported.

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