Man Charged In Supermarket Sword Attack

CBS Miami

MIAMI (CBSMIAMI) — A terrifying Wednesday night at the Presidente Supermarket in Little Havana when, police say, Hector Hechavarria charged into the store, with a sword in hand.

“He must be crazy or drunk or something,” said long time customer Mercedes Lopez.

Investigators said he began ranting and yelling threats the second he stepped in the front door.

“This man just walked in with a sword in hand and he said he was going to kill everyone,” said Officer Kenia Reyes with the Miami Police Department.

Police are calling the store security guard a hero because he sprang into action quickly.

“He managed to walk inside the Presidente Supermarket and start waving this sword,” said Reyes, “so when he started waving the sword at them, the security guard had no other choice then to protect everyone’s life inside that supermarket.”

In a matter of seconds detectives say Hechavarria nipped a…

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