A dramatic three-hour standoff unfolded outside the Kiss 108 radio studios in Medford, Massachusetts on Monday.
According to NBC Boston, a man who was later identified as 38-year-old Richard Newton went into the station and approached a secretary, requesting that the song "My Axe" by Insane Clown Posse be played. He was displaying a large axe.
“He got out of his car with a machete, stopped a girl who worked up on the second floor and said ‘I want you to play a song for me,’” Doreen Schaivone told WBZ-TV.
The man then left and went to his car. When police arrived, he rammed a police vehicle and then threw the axe out of the window. Witnesses said Newton had several knives inside the car. He was also seen drinking beer and huffing something out of a bag.
A three-hour standoff with a SWAT team, state police and a crisis negotiator ensued, the Boston Herald reported. Newton got out of his car at one point, exclaiming, "I guess you're just going to have to kill me." Police tried to Taser him successfully. Eventually, he was arrested and taken away on a stretcher. Newton suffered a few minor self-inflicted injuries. He will undergo a psychiatric evaluation, according to CBS Boston.
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