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    Antioch: Police 'Convince' Man To Drop Knife, Get Mental Health Help

    By Tony Hicks,

    28 days ago

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    Bay City News

    Antioch officers recently de-escalated a situation with a knife-wielding man and convinced him to get a mental health evaluation, police said.

    Officers responded Friday to a home in the area of Null Drive, where a man was allegedly in violation of a restraining order. The caller was a family member who believed the man was having a mental health episode, police said in a social media post Monday night.

    An officer contacted the man on the sidewalk in front of the home. The man was allegedly confrontational with the officer, pulling a knife from his waistband.

    Police said they retreated to a safe distance as the man pointed the knife at them and made threats. An officer utilized his crisis negotiations team training and was eventually able to talk the man into dropping the knife.

    The officer then used de-escalation tactics and patience while communicating with the man. After an hour of negotiating, the man was safely transported for a mental health evaluation.

    Police said the man eventually thanked the officers and his family was appreciative of the officers using de-escalation techniques.

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