Man charged with shutting off oxygen to Minnesota hospital

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – A Minnesota man is charged with shutting off oxygen to a Minneapolis area hospital in December.

Thirty-nine-year-old Larry Raduenz Jr. of Robbinsdale was charged Wednesday with first-degree damage to property, a felony. Raduenz is accused of shutting off oxygen to North Memorial Hospital in Robbinsdale on Dec. 27.

According to the complaint, Raduenz climbed a fence near the oxygen tanks, broke cable ties and metal clasps and shut off the oxygen. Engineers detected the pressure drop and discovered the vandalism. A hospital spokeswoman has said no patients were harmed.

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