Standoff with Springfield veteran, suffering from PTSD, ends peacefully
The Register Guard
October 8, 2017
With the help of the counselor and a police negotiator, the man did not hurt himself and was voluntarily taken in for a police-directed mental health detention and evaluation.
The incident happened around 3 p.m. Friday, when a neighbor on 20th Street called police to report a man with a knife at a nearby home.
Springfield police arrived to find the veteran in his open garage, holding a large knife to his own throat and threatening suicide, police said.
Springfield police officers, one of whom is a trained negotiator, stood in the driveway and spoke to the man.
During that conversation, the man told police that he was a veteran with PTSD, police said.
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