LANSING, N.Y. – A Lansing man was arrested last week after he threatened to kill a person with a samurai sword, police say.

Tompkins County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a private residence on Auburn Road in Lansing for reports of a dispute at approximately 10:10 p.m. on Sunday, according to court records.

A man at the residence alleged that Steven J. Hrynio, 52, had attacked him and later threatened him while brandishing a samurai sword. The man told police that Hrynio repeatedly harassed him before kicking him in the face. While verbally threatening to kill the man and yelling other threatening statements, police say Hrynio swung the sword in the direction of the man.

Hrynio was charged with first-degree harassment and second-degree menacing following his arrest. He was later arraigned in the Town of Lansing Court and remanded to the Tompkins County Public Safety Building in lieu of $500 cash or $1,000 bail bond. He has since been released from custody.

Alyvia Covert

Alyvia is a Crime Reporter with The Ithaca Voice. She graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Journalism and Photography.