A landlord demanding rent arrears threatened tenants and
German police with a whirring chainsaw, a police spokesman
The frightened tenants called police to the scene, and the
45-year-old man eventually dropped the chainsaw when the
officers showed their guns.
The spokesman said the landlord was apparently trying to
collect 13,000 euros ($US17,900) in rent on a flat in the
southern town of Burgau.
He was charged with threatening bodily harm.