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A 37-year-old Magna man has been charged after police said they caught him smuggling a large samurai sword inside his bicycle while pedaling down a city street.

A Utah Highway Patrol trooper noticed the man on July 3 riding a bike in the dark without a light near 2680 South and 8850 West in Magna and stopped him, according to the criminal complaint filed Wednesday in 3rd District Court.

A police officer searched the bicycle and found a large samurai sword inside the bicycle, the complaint shows. The complaint did not say why the man was carrying a sword nor how it was concealed inside the bicycle.

The man, a convicted felon who is prohibited from having a weapon, was arrested and charged with possession or use of a dangerous weapon by a restricted person, a third-degree felony.

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