Paramedics called police on Sunday when they arrived at a call and a gun was pointed at them. They were checking on a man whose spouse reported he was in medical distress. The man appeared to be in a mental health crisis, and had pointed the gun at himself before turning and aiming at the ambulance crew.
The man’s wife took away the gun as police arrived. Officers negotiated with him for the next hour. They used crisis intervention and de-escalation techniques to talk to him. When he fell down on the ground, they took him safely into custody. He was taken to hospital under the Mental Health Act.
The gun was confirmed to be a pellet gun and was seized.