Wichita police shot a man with a foam round and used a Taser on him before taking him to a hospital after he cut his wrists and held a knife to his throat.
Police were called at around 9 p.m. on Sunday to a home in the 2900 block of East Range Road by paramedics, who took a woman with pregnancy difficulties to Via Christi Hospital St. Joseph.
A 42-year-old man at the house brandished a knife and held it to his throat and indicated he wanted to harm himself, Officer Charley Davidson said.
Officers moved four family members to safety and shot the man with a 40 millimeter foam round, and he dropped the knife, Davidson said. A foam round is a type of less-lethal weapon used by law enforcement.
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The man then ran back into the house, found another knife and started cutting his wrists, Davidson said. Police forced their way into the home and used a Taser on the man before taking him to a hospital for medical treatment and a mental evaluation.