Deputies subdue suicidal man

Cole County Sheriff’s Department deputies subdued a man who was claiming he was going to set himself on fire.

According to authorities, the incident occurred around 9:20 a.m. Tuesday at the Dollar General in Apache Flats.

One deputy sprayed a fire extinguisher on the man while another took him into custody.

No accelerants were found on the man, but deputies did confiscate a lighter.

The man was later taken to a medical facility for an evaluation.


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