Police: Man arrested after cutting own throat, stabbing self - WNEM TV 5

Police: Man arrested after cutting own throat, stabbing self

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FRANKENMUTH, MI (WNEM) -

A man is in the hospital after authorities say he cut his own throat and began stabbing himself with a knife during a standoff in Frankenmuth.

Police initially found the man sleeping behind the wheel in the parking lot of Zehnder’s Splash Village at about 3:05 p.m.

Investigators said the 39-year-old Farmington Hills man was wanted on a misdemeanor warrant out of Oakland County for strangulation.

When they approached, police said the man pulled out a knife and cut his throat and began stabbing himself.

Officials said when police ordered the man to stop, he fled and there was a short chase in the parking lot. The man refused to exit the vehicle so police set up a perimeter and began about 35-minutes of negotiations, police said.

“He starting making some comments that concerned our negotiators – wanting to talk to some family members. Took his foot off the accelerator, pushed the brake and started to put in gear and that’s when we made the decision to disable his vehicle by ramming him with our vehicles,” Frankenmuth Police Chief Don Mawer said.

The man was then pulled from his car and given medical attention for his stab wounds.

He was taken to a Saginaw area hospital for treatment. The extent of his injuries are unknown. 

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