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Man hospitalized after waving a gun and threatening suicide in Kalispell

Kalispell Suicidal Man Map
Posted at 2:43 PM, Apr 06, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-06 16:45:22-04

KALISPELL — A man waving a gun in downtown Kalispell threatening to commit suicide on Wednesday is now at a hospital for mental health treatment.

Police responded to a report of a suicidal man walking near the VFW bar in downtown Kalispell just before 1:00 p.m.

Officers found the man outside of the Flathead County courthouse and set up a safety perimeter while they negotiated with the man.

According to Kalispell Chief of Police Doug Overman, the man pleaded with officers to shoot him while making numerous motions with the gun during the negotiations.

After several minutes, officers deployed less-lethal rounds several times and took the man into custody with no injuries.

The man was taken to Logan Health for mental health treatment.

Anyone with any video or information about the incident is asked to contact KPD Lt. Jordan Venezio at 406-758-7789.