Minnesota man charged with shutting off oxygen to Twin Cities hospital

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.áof 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.