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Police apprehend suicidal man after violent incident with family

Police in 100 Mile House had to act quickly and cautiously while dealing with a man who was suffering a mental health incident.

According to RCMP, on Friday at 6:52 am, officers and members of the North District Provincial Support Team attended to a suicidal man in the Fallsway Road area of Lone Butte. It was reported that the 38-year-old Caucasian man had gotten violent with his family prior to police arriving.

The man allegedly grabbed a large kitchen knife before exiting the residence. He was found in a travel trailer located on the property.

Upon arrival, officers started to converse with the man through the trailer door. The man left the trailer without the knife, though he did have a physical confrontation with the officers on scene.

"A short struggle ensued where the man was taken to ground and safely apprehended under the Mental Health Act of BC," said S/Sgt. Svend Nielsen. "BC Ambulance was waiting nearby as per usual protocol and completed checks on the male prior to being transported to hospital by the RCMP. The man remains under hospital care with RCMP support."

Despite the man being uninjured from the incident, some officers suffered minor injuries.

Police determined that no criminal offense occurred on the property. The knife was located and returned to the homeowners.

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