Mental health call turns dangerous for Lincoln Police
A mental health call turned violent for Lincoln Police early this morning.
It all happened near 22nd and Y Streets around 2:30 am Wednesday morning.
A 62–year–old man was having a crisis and agreed to go to the hospital, but he told officers he was afraid there was another man in the house who would hurt his family.
Lincoln Police found 44–year–old Darrel Thompson hiding in a closet.
"The two officers had the man at gunpoint and gave him commands to show his hands and exit the closet. Darrel Thompson ignored the officers commands and charged toward them," said officer Angela Sands.
Thompson struggled with the officers through the dining room and into the kitchen.
They were finally able to arrest him.
Police say they also found a pipe and suspected meth in his pocket.