What Came to Mind…

Was the people carry and carried swords and clubs, perhaps walking in uniform to instill or bring fear to the people/person they arrive for. Here’s the verse:

“And while He was still speaking, behold, Judas, one of the twelve, with a great multitude with swords and clubs, came from the chief priests and elders of the people.”
‭‭Matthew‬ ‭26:47‬ ‭NKJV‬‬
https://www.bible.com/114/mat.26.47.nkjv