Nacogdoches police disarm man caught self-mutilating with knife
NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) -
Nacogdoches man is recovering at a hospital after using a double-bladed knife
to cut himself Friday afternoon when police officers caught him vandalizing an
Brent Handy with the Nacogdoches Police Department said around 1 p.m. they
received several disturbance calls that a man was "destroying an apartment," at
a multi-level, single family duplex located in the 1000 block of E. Main
officers arrived on scene, they discovered the possible suspect, a 42-year-old
black male who cannot be identified at this time, inflicting "superficial," and
"non-life threatening," wounds to himself with the knife.
says officers asked the suspect multiple times to put down the knife, and when
he refused several verbal commands officers used "non-lethal weapons," to
point, he had hurt himself, and we didn't want him to continue to hurt himself
or anyone else," Handy said.
says the entire confrontation lasted only a few minutes, and the suspect was
transported via ambulance to Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital.
says he believes the man was under the influence. No arrest or charges have
been made at this time while the suspect recovers in the hospital. Handy says
he does not believe the suspect lived at that duplex.