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Lincoln man arrested after threatening to kill roommate with knife, police say
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Lincoln man arrested after threatening to kill roommate with knife, police say

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A Lincoln man was arrested for threatening his roommate with a knife amid a series of ongoing disputes, according to police. 

LPD Officer Erin Spilker said officers responded to a home near 25th and Potter streets after a man called police while barricaded in his basement with a third roommate.

That man told police that his roommate, Christopher Snyder, 29, had approached him with a knife and threatened to kill him at about 12:30 a.m. Monday, Spilker said. 

The 27-year-old — who told police he and Snyder were involved in daily disputes — said he and a third roommate had barricaded themselves in the basement after Snyder threatened him with a knife, Spilker said. 

Responding officers found a knife concealed in a neck gaiter Snyder was wearing, and they found two other knives nearby, Spilker said.

Snyder was arrested on suspicion of terroristic threats and use of a deadly weapon to commit a felony. He was taken to the Lancaster County jail. 

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