Man Under The Influence of Meth Threatens to Stab Someone
At 8:00 pm, police received a call from the downtown security patrol of a male armed with a knife in the 000’ block of 8th Street. The male indicated he was looking for someone to stab or he would stab himself. The male was quickly located and contained by police who began attempts to de-escalate the situation. The male refused repeated commands to drop the knife throughout the prolonged interaction and repeated his desire to stab himself.
Police eventually deployed a conducted energy weapon (CEW) which caused incapacitation, and he was restrained without further incident and no injury. The 34-year-old man was under the influence of meth and transported to BRHC to be medically cleared. He was then lodged for an assessment in the morning.