2 Minnesota Men Accused of Threatening Student With Meat Saw
WINONA, Minn. (AP) - Two Winona men are accused of holding a college student captive in a warehouse and threatening him with a meat saw.
Thirty-four-year-old Abdirhahman Samatar and 45-year-old John Demaske are charged with false imprisonment, assault with a dangerous weapon and terroristic threats.
The 19-year-old student reportedly told police he got lost after a party Saturday night, and two men he didn't know took him to the warehouse. There, the student says, the men accused him of stealing from them and ordered him to take off his clothes.
The student said his captors turned on a band saw. The student eventually fled naked down the street.
Demaske says the student was in his building and was not "picked off" the road, as the student told police.