The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said it successfully de-escalated a crisis situation at a Steele Creek home.
Police said they received a communicating threats call from a home on Lawrence Farm Lane shortly after 12:30 p.m. Monday.
At the scene, a woman told police that a man had threatened her, and he was inside the home. That man also happened to have unrelated outstanding warrants for his arrest from a different jurisdiction, according to officers.
Police said the man then barricaded himself inside of the home as they tried to make contact with him.
Investigators said the man was in the home alone and may have been a danger to himself.
Officers set up a perimeter around the house to make sure the situation would threaten other members of the community. MEDIC arrived with their rehab truck and crews set up a mobile command post, according to police. Police said both the Charlotte Fire Department and the Steele Creek Volunteer Fire Department helped.
Police said they got an involuntary commitment order for the man to be treated by mental health professionals.
After talking with CMPD SWAT negotiators throughout the evening, the man voluntarily came out of the home shortly before 9 p.m., CMPD said. He was then taken into custody, according to police.
Police said the man was taken to the hospital as a precaution and will be treated for his mental health. Once he is cleared by medical and mental health professionals, he will be transferred to the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office for the unrelated outstanding arrest warrants.
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