Clarksville Police were able to subdue a suicidal man with a loaded rifle yesterday afternoon who allegedly said he wanted to “battle with police.”
Public Information Officer Jim Knoll says the first call came out around 3:15 of a man on Klines Alley who wanted a gun battle with officers. When police arrived on scene, they found a 66-year old male holding a rifle.
When he saw police, he stood up and held the rifle in both hands, but never pointed it at an officer. A perimeter was set up and officers evacuated neighbors while attempting to establish a dialogue with the man.
After negotiations failed, the man left the porch and began to walk around the immediate vicinity of his house with the rifle. Police then used less-lethal rounds, commonly referred to as bean bag rounds, to shoot the man in the leg. He was able to walk under his own power to the ambulance to be checked out by medical personnel.
He was taken to Gateway Medical Center and charges are being determined.