Man accused of threatening gas station customers, employee with chainsaw

Updated: Mar. 20, 2017 at 11:17 AM EDT
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Ian A. Walker (Source: Bartholomew County Jail)
Ian A. Walker (Source: Bartholomew County Jail)

COLUMBUS, IN (WAVE) - A man was arrested Friday night after allegedly threatening customers and an employee with a chainsaw outside a Columbus gas station.

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According to a news release from the Columbus Police Department, Ian A. Walker, 32, of Columbus, threatened the customers with the machinery in the parking lot of the Circle K at 1644 Central Avenue. He then started the chainsaw and began walking toward the employee while revving it.

Officers who responded to the scene about 8:40 p.m. Friday, located Walker in the parking and took him into custody.

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He was taken to the Bartholomew County Jail on preliminary charges of disorderly conduct and intimidation with a deadly weapon.

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