After standoff in Roanoke, man taken to hospital

Image courtesy of the Roanoke Police Department

A man was taken to a nearby hospital after a short standoff with police in Roanoke on Friday.

Police were called to the 2000 block of Holley Parkway around 2 p.m. in reference to a man “suffering from an emotional episode,” according to a news release from the Roanoke Police Department. The subject was armed with a knife and made suicidal statements to officers.

Officers were eventually able to take the man into custody and have him transported to a nearby hospital, where he was released to hospital staff without further incident.

Mark Smith
Mark Smith is the Digital Editor of The Cross Timbers Gazette.

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