Man Armed with Machete Safely Contacted by Police - Taken on Mental Health Hold (Photo)

April 01, 2015 10:45

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On Wednesday April 1, 2015, at 8:41 a.m., North and Central Precinct officers responded to the 7200 block of Northwest Front Avenue on the report of a man acting erratically standing in the roadway, swinging a machete.

Several officers from both precincts responded to the area as well as a Behavioral Health Unit (BHU) officer. Officers were able to get containment in the area and maintain visual contact with the 42-year-old man going in and out of his truck and camper, armed with the machete, yelling, and talking to his cat.

Officers maintained visual contact of the man until they could see that he was no longer armed with the machete, which was left in the truck or trailer. Officers approached him, kept distance and used a police car loudspeaker to call out to him and provide inst

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