Seattle Police were able to stop a suicidal man armed with a knife from harming himself in a tense standoff in the street in front of the East Precinct early Friday morning.
According to SPD, the man was found in the middle of 12th Ave outside the precinct around 4 AM threatening to harm himself and at times appearing as if he might charge the several officers who responded to the scene.
A CHS reader who lives nearby said approximately 15 officers had their guns drawn on the man during the standoff. “After about 15 minutes, he sunk to the ground and passed out,” the eyewitness writes. “Officers used shields to approach him and cuffed him.”
The man was treated for a self-inflicted cut and taken to the hospital for further evaluation.