Man arrested after threatening gas station customers with chain saw

Columbus police arrested a local man who was accused of threatening customers with a chainsaw in the parking lot of a gas station.

Ian A. Walker, 32, Columbus, was arrested on charges of felony intimidation with a deadly weapon and misdemeanor disorderly conduct at 8:40 p.m. Friday, said Lt. Matt Harris, Columbus Police Department spokesman.

Police were sent to a gas station in the 1600 block of Central Avenue about Walker, who was accused of threatening customers with the chain saw and then walking towards an employee while revving the chainsaw motor, Harris said.

Walker was arrested by officers in the parking lot and taken to the Bartholomew County Jail.

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