Richard Newton, an ax-wielding Insane Clown Posse fan, has been detained after three-hour stand off with cops after he showed up outside a Massachusetts radio station and demanded they played his favorite song.
Newton, 38, arrived at the Kiss 108 radio studios in Medford, Massachusetts, at around 1:30 PM on Monday, July 10.
The 38-year-old then walked to the iHeart radio section on the second floor where he approached a secretary. At this point, he flashed a large metal ax, demanding that the station play ‘My Axe’ by Insane Clown Posse.
Insane Clown Posse is a white hip-hop duo known for their clown makeup and their violent lyrics.
The man – who police have identified as 38-year-old Richard Newton – was quickly handcuffed by officers around 4:30 p.m. after emerging with his hands up from a car that had been surrounded by police vehicles. He was taken away on a stretcher.
A witness told NBC Boston the man came to the area before 1:30 p.m. and asked where the iHeart radio section of the building was. He went into the building and approached a secretary. He requested that they play the song “My Axe” by Insane Clown Posse and displayed a large ax.
The man then returned to his vehicle, by which time police had arrived. He rammed a police vehicle, and then threw the axe out of the window, but it did not hit anyone. The witness said the man had several knives inside the car and was also seen drinking beer in the car.
At one point while police were negotiating with Newton, he got out of the vehicle and said “I guess you’re just going to have to kill me.”
Lyrics to the song Newton requested, My Ax, say: ‘My axe is my buddy, and when I wind him back/Me and my axe will give your forehead a buttcrack.’