By Associated Press - Thursday, November 15, 2018

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Police say a Lincoln man has been arrested after he threatened his roommates with an ax in a dispute over the home’s thermostat setting.

The Lincoln Journal Star reports the 46-year-old man was arrested Wednesday after an early-morning fight that began when the man wanted the heat turned up.

Police say the man’s two roommates were in their bedroom when the man entered with a rusted, red-handled ax.

One roommate, a 48-year-old man, jumped out of the bed and wrestled the ax-wielding man to the ground, holding him there until police arrived. Police say the ax-holding man was drunk.

No one was injured.

He’s been charged with third-degree assault, a misdemeanor.


Information from: Lincoln Journal Star,

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