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Dispute over Chainsaw Noise Leads to Standoff in Ashland

Dispute over Chainsaw Noise Leads to Standoff in Ashland

Created: May 16, 2018 10:21 AM

Ashland Police officers arrested a suspect without injury Tuesday evening after a standoff that stemmed from a dispute over chainsaw noise.

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According to a news release from the police department, residents of the 1100 block of MacArthur Avenue say a neighbor began yelling at them through his window as they cut down a tree in their yard.  They say the man, who they believe was intoxicated, came outside yelling and threatened them with a revolver pistol and then went back inside his apartment.

The residents called police just after 7 p.m., and dispatchers advised them and other nearby residents to remain in their homes until the situation was resolved.

Officers reached the suspect by telephone and spent about an hour negotiating for him to come outside.  After concluding that the negotiations were unsuccessful, officers and K-9 "Chase" breached the suspect's residence and apprehended the suspect.

The 68-year-old suspect was taken to a hospital for a blood draw and then transported to the jail.  He faces possible charges of endangering the safety by use of a dangerous weapon, terroristic threats, and disorderly conduct.

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