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Drunk, Chainsaw-Wielding Russian Man Barges into Cafe, Sparking Police Investigation

Video of a drunk man wielding a chainsaw and threatening customers in a Russian Far East cafe has prompted a police inquiry after it spread across social media, a local police spokesperson told the Interfax news agency.

The video shows a man barging into a cafe in the seaside city of Nakhodka, waving a chainsaw around as some customers lurch out of the way and others try to stop the man and take the power tool away. 

Despite the cries and shock during the incident, no one was hurt. As it turned out, the man was not difficult to tackle as he was very drunk, the primamedia.ru news site reported.

None of the customers or cafe employees reported the incident to the police.

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