Emporia Police

Emporia officers had tense moments Monday morning with a man who brought a knife into the lobby of police headquarters.

A police statement said the unidentified man walked inside around 9 a.m., appearing to be “in an emotional crisis.” A trained negotiator persuaded the visitor to give up the knife, but then the visitor tried to fight officers.

The statement said the man tried to run away after a Taser did not work. But repeated Taser deployments brought the man into submission.

The man is now reportedly in a hospital. His condition is unknown. The police statement indicated he will face criminal charges.

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