ROCHESTER, New Hampshire — A man is accused of smashing the windows of several Rochester businesses with a stick and a sword Wednesday morning.

The Rochester Police Department says they received several calls around 8 a.m. about a man smashing windows on South Main Street with a stick and a sword.

Police say when they arrived they found the man holding the stick and sword in front of 48 South Main St. Officers with their guns drawn ordered the man to drop the items, to which he complied. The man was then placed into handcuffs and taken into custody by officers without further incident.

Police identified the man as 53-year-old Oscar Michaud. Police say witnesses stated to officers that Michaud was claiming that he was completing “God’s work” and the “world was ending.”

Police say Michaud caused damage to the front windows of Gold-n-Things, Tri City Bicycles and the Granite State Vapor Lounge. During the course of the investigation officers also learned Michaud threatened a witness by pointing the sword at the person, along with grabbing them.

Police say as a result Michaud was charged with criminal mischief, contempt, because he was out on bail for a previous arrest, and criminal threatening with a deadly weapon. Michaud was transported to the Strafford County Jail. He’s being held without bail.