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No pending charges for man who sparked brief standoff with police

He's currently getting a mental health assessment at a local hospital.

Posted: Jul 3, 2020 11:18 PM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — West Lafayette Police said there are no pending charges against the man who sparked a brief standoff near Walmart.

He's currently getting a mental health assessment at a local hospital.

As we first reported on News 18 at 5, police said the man was armed with a knife and wanted to go into the Walmart.

Capt. Art Choate with WLPD said officers first noticed the man barefoot on Yeager and Sagamore Parkway, throwing fireworks in the road.

Then he waved a knife at officers as they were leaving and said he was heading to Walmart.

That's when police followed him and started negotiating in the parking lot.

Capt. Choate said he resisted when they tried to cuff him, so officers tased him.

He was taken directly to the hospital for evaluation.

"He was very aggressive towards officers, yelling at us and cursing and trying to egg us on, so we tried keeping an eye on him until we heard him say he wanted to head to Walmart," said Capt. Choate. "We did not know his state of mind. We did not want him going into Walmart."

Police said they will not be identifying the man unless the investigation does result in charges.

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