Kentucky Man Covered in Blood Climbed Fire Escape, Threatened to Kill Tenants in Neighboring Apartment: Police

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May 10 2023, Published 9:23 a.m. ET

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A Kentucky man covered in blood was arrested after he allegedly scaled a fire escape and threatened to shoot residents in an adjacent apartment, according to authorities.

Around 4:30 a.m. on May 4, Micah Jacobs, 22, went onto a building’s fire escape in Covington and started pointing his gun at a man and woman in one of the apartments, WXIX-TV reported. He allegedly told the man he’d shoot him and break into their home, police said.

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Officers arrived on the scene and ordered Jacobs to descend the fire escape, but he refused to comply, WXIX-TV reported.

Police then drew their guns and Jacobs eventually was taken into custody, police said.

WXIX-TV reported that Jacobs’ was covered in blood from self-inflicted injuries.

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Jacobs was booked into the Kenton County Jail and charged with third-degree terroristic threatening, third-degree criminal trespassing, and menacing, according to authorities.

According to officials, he was released on $1,000 bond the same day and is required to wear an electronic monitor.

His preliminary hearing is scheduled for May 30.


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