CUYAHOGA FALLS: From the outside it looked sinister.

Cuyahoga Falls police were called to Americana Drive on Tuesday after nearby residents said they saw a man inside one of the units “swinging” something.

When officers knocked at the apartment, a 31-year-old opened the door “holding a hatchet and appeared to be covered in blood.”

The man told the police he was “playing a prank” on a roommate.

He has been charged with inducing panic.