Police: Man attacks roommates with ax over thermostat setting

 

LINCOLN, Neb. —

Lincoln police arrest a man accused of threatening his roommates with an ax.

Police were called just after 5:30 a.m. Wednesday to a scene near 26th and Y streets.

The roommates woke to their roommate, John Crane, 46, wielding a red-handled ax, officers said.

They told police that Crane was intoxicated and upset the thermostat was set too low.

They told police that Crane told them to get out.

One roommate wrestled Crane to the ground and held him until officers arrived on scene.

Crane was arrested on suspicion of terroristic threats and use of a weapon to commit a felony.

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