Providence man accused of confronting woman with large sword during road rage incident arrested

Xariel Olivo
North Providence police released this image of Xariel Olivo.

NORTH PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — A Providence man accused of confronting a woman with a large sword during a road rage incident last week in North Providence has been arrested.

The incident happened Thursday on Smithfield Road.

Police said Xariel Olivo, 23, allegedly got out of his car during the incident and approached the woman with the sword.

The 23-year-old was charged with assault and or battery, weapons other than firearms, and disorderly conduct.

Olivo will face a Kent County District Court judge in August.

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