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Editor's Column: I could have brought my AK-47, says the raging man with the axe

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By Brian Melton

I can’t stop thinking about the 11th paragraph of a Nov. 8 story on our front page.
A 44-year-old Lancaster man was accused of trying to break in on his estranged wife, screaming that he would dismember her and a fellow she was with. He had arrived with a .38 revolver, a knife, an axe, a metal baton and a set of throwing knives, according to the incident report.
In the 11th graph, the suspect told the arresting deputy: “I could have come over here with my AK-47 and AR-15 and… nobody would have had a chance.”


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