Authorities Safely Overtake Man Who Was Stabbing Himself
Monday, September 20, 2021

PLEASANT LAKE, IN – A missing and endangered man from Michigan was rescued by Steuben County authorities on Friday morning after he stabbed himself with a knife.

The man was located when authorities were called to the 4800 block of South Old U.S. 27 in Pleasant Lake on Friday morning just after 10 a.m. Upon arrival, law enforcement officers found a man who began cutting and stabbing himself in the head and upper body.

Multiple verbal commands were given to the man requesting him to drop the knife. Reports from the Steuben County Sheriff’s Department said he refused to comply.

Authorities were forced to deploy less-lethal munitions in order to disarm the man so he could be safely taken into custody and receive medical treatment of his injures.

Even after bean bag rounds and a taser, the man still refused to drop his weapon. Officers were able to distract him long enough to physically take control of him and remove the knife from his hand.

He was then transported to Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne by Steuben County EMS.