Monday, September 03, 2012

Suicidal man threatens officers with airsoft gun

COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO. -- Colorado Springs Police officers were able to take a suicidal man into custody before he was able to hurt anyone early Monday morning.

Officers said the man was threatening to either kill himself or make officers kill him in the 700 block of East Boulder Street around 2:34 a.m. The man told officers on the phone he had an assault rifle.

Officers talked him outside, but he would not put down the gun, so they fired a less lethal shotgun into the air. The man then immediately put down his gun, which turned out to be a replica airsoft gun without the orange tip.

Officers took the man to a hospital for a psychological evaluation and have not released his name.

(Seems like people in Colorado are appearing in the news more often in regards to issues with airsoft.)

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