Suicidal Subject With a Gun Taken Into Custody
A suicidal man with a gun kept law enforcement on alert for over an hour this evening in the Carlotta area. According to scanner traffic, the man was speaking with emergency dispatch while officers surrounded a residence he was in. The man claimed to be only in his boxers. He then told dispatch that he was getting dressed, including putting on a jacket (the temperature was near 70°F.)
Eventually, he insisted on coming out with a beer, a cigarette, and his cell phone in his hands. The dispatcher tried to persuade him to put the items down. But the man insisted. The officer in charge told emergency dispatch to tell the man to keep his hands up and he could carry the items.
The man came out at last and was taken into custody just before 8 p.m.