Suicidal man threatens to shoot police, Arrested in Temperance

Authorities in Monroe County were happy to report Monday night that a potentially dangerous incident had ended peacefully and without any injuries.

The sheriff's department says that around 3:15 p.m., Monroe County Central Dispatch received a call from the Veterans Administration Center in Toledo.

A counselor reported that a distraught and suicidal man from Temperance had called the center.

The man, who claimed to be armed with a knife and a gun, was threatening to shoot any police officer that responded to his home.

The 60-year-old man also indicated he had taken a large quantity of medication and the counselor believed he was intoxicated.

Dispatch would then established contact with the man by phone while sheriff's deputies established a perimeter around his home.

During talks, communication was lost and a Special Response Team approached the man's house.

He was observed on the floor of the living room, unconscious, and officers entered the home without incident.

The man was eventually transported to a Toledo area hospital for treatment.
Officials did not find any weapons in the home.