18-year-old assaults officers

Published 11:48am Monday, January 6, 2014

An 18-year-old Crystal man was arrested Saturday at the Community Behavioral Health Hospital after he allegedly threatened staff with a broken armchair and also assaulted officers, according to a news release from Fergus Falls police.

CBHH staff called 911 at 4:35 p.m. for a client who had a weapon and was out of control, threatening staff and patients. The man threatened to assault staff members with the weapon and chased them into other areas of the facility where they locked themselves and patients inside until police arrived.

Police arrived to find the teen wielding about an 18-inch long piece of a broken armchair as a weapon. The man resisted officer commands while being taken into custody, and it became necessary to physically take control of him.

While being apprehended, he head-butted a police officer in the back and tried to bite another officer’s hand.

Officers spoke with a CBHH doctor and learned that this was not a psychotic episode and was a result of calculated manipulative and criminal behavior on the part of the teen as a result of not wanting to follow rules established at CBHH.

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