Chainsaw massacre averted in southern Sweden
TT/The Local · 1 Jan 2004, 19:28
Published: 02 Jan 2004 14:34 GMT+01:00
Updated: 01 Jan 2004 19:28 GMT+01:00
Police arrived on the scene shortly after a man phoned at 1 o'clock in the morning last Sunday to say he and several others were being pursued down the main street, local newspaper Helsingborgs Dagblad reports.
With his chainsaw running, the 25-year-old uttered death threats as he barreled along Storgatan in pursuit of his prey. He also took the opportunity to slash branches off trees in central Klippan, a town of 8,000 people located 90 kilometres north of Malmö.
The chainsaw wielder's would-be victims managed to keep at a safe distance from their aggressor throughout.
Local police dispatch