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St. Cloud man threatens victim with knife, police say

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A St. Cloud man is being held at Stearns County Jail after threatening a man with a knife Monday evening.

A 42-year-old man saw Justin Anthony Johnson, 27, walking on the roof of a church. Johnson threatened the man with a knife as he saw that the man had noticed him on the church’s rooftop, according to police. After the confrontation, the victim followed Johnson and saw him enter a person’s garage on Timberdoodle Dr. in St. Cloud, according to the report.

Soon after police arrived on the scene, a short foot chase entailed, but Johnson was soon apprehended about a block away from the residency where the incident was reported, police said, and he was taken into custody.

Johnson faces charges of 1st degree burglary, 2nd degree assault and fleeing police by foot, police said.

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