0 Police Tase And Disarm Suicidal Man After Low Speed Chase
Deland, FL - Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood successfully pulled a knife away from a suicidal man Thursday evening after leading authorities on a low-speed chase through DeLand. Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call about a man threatening to kill himself in DeLand with active warrants for his arrest. DeLand police and Volusia County deputies found the man in his truck, but he fled, the Sheriff’s Office. Chitwood was in the area after leaving the Volusia County Fair, and was contacted by the man’s mother while authorities were attempting to stop the truck. The sheriff was able to call the man and get him to stop, according to the report. Even after stopping the truck, the man, who had cut himself with a box cutter, was threatening to cut his throat and refused to surrender, deputies said. Video of the incident shows the slow chase and the two-hour standoff.
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