Authorities identified the suspect as Hsu Chien, 30, according to Pix11. Witnesses said Chien threatened employees for an iPhone and counted out loud as if he had a bomb.
“His face looked a little contorted and twisted,” she told reporters. “I thought he was doing some sort of performance art, but then he pulls out this sword with a huge 2-foot-long blade and it was dead obvious that it was a real sword.”
Footage of the incident shows the man walking down the glass staircase of the Manhattan flagship store, yelling and lunging in all directions while wielding the large weapon.