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Ashland man arrested for threatening neighbors

A 68-year-old Ashland man was arrested for threats he allegedly made to neighbors while carrying a handgun.

The Ashland Police Department reported that officers responded to the 1100 block of MacArthur Avenue for an intoxicated man making threats at about 7:10 p.m. Tuesday. Neighbors told police that the man yelled at them through his window while they were cutting down a tree in their yard. When they continued to cut down the tree, he came outside to yell and threaten them while carrying a revolver. Neighbors said he seemed upset about the noise of the chainsaw, according to the police department. He then went back into his apartment.

Police told neighbors to shelter in place until the situation was resolved. Officers called the man on the phone and attempted to negotiate with him to come outside. The negotiation lasted an hour, but was unsuccessful, according to police. Officers breached the apartment with a K-9 and arrested the man. They seized the revolver and other weapons located in the home.

The man is being held in the Ashland County Jail on preliminary charges of endangering the safety by use of a dangerous weapon, terroristic threats and disorderly conduct, according to police.

The man’s name is being withheld pending formal charges.