Throughout the years many strange crimes and even terrible murders have been linked to followers of the rap group Insane Clown Posse. Known as “Juggalos,” the FBI officially classified the eccentric group as a gang in 2011, a decision that has since received an extreme amount of backlash within the Juggalo community.
The latest crime to be connected to the rap group occurred on July 10, 2017. According to reports from Boston’s CBS affiliate, a man wielding an ax went to the KISS FM radio station after they had declined his request to play a song by ICP. The man, who had several large knives, in addition to the ax, then proceeded to threaten people in the parking lot and had stopped employees in order to request the station play the song for him.
“He got out of his car with a machete, stopped a girl who worked up on the second floor and said ‘I want you to play a song for me,’” Doreen Schaivone told reporters for WBZ-TV.
When police arrived a standoff ensued. The man sat in his vehicle with the weapons drinking beer and huffing something from a brown paper bag. During the standoff police say the man threw several sharp weapons from the vehicle. At one point the man exited his vehicle and officers used it as an opportunity to close in.
Officers attempted to wrestle the suspect to the ground while using both a stun gun and non-lethal bean bags in order to subdue him. This attempt had been unsuccessful. Police then attempted to contact the radio station and play the song in order to get the man to calm down. Before officers were able to get in touch with the station, however, the suspect surrendered peacefully.
“It was a peaceful resolution for everybody involved and nobody got seriously injured and we’re grateful for that,” Medford Police Lt. Joseph Casey told CBS.
The man, who has yet to be identified, was taken for a psychological evaluation after he was found to have sustained only self-inflicted injuries.