CARLSBAD–Carlsbad police responded to a report of a suicidal man in the 7700 Block of Caminito Monarca.
The man,29, had called both his mother and sister, making repeated statements that he was going to kill himself and he longer had any reason to go on living. He further stated that if he saw any police officers, he would cut his own throat. The man was found to have a history or narcotics usage, weapons possession and a prior suicide attempt.
Patrol officers and plainclothes detectives responded to the location and were able to lure the man out of his residence. Once outside of the residence, officers attempted to contact the subject, who immediately placed a knife to his throat and attempted to retreat back into his residence.
Officers deployed several less lethal tools and were able to take the man into custody with only very minor injuries.
The man was subsequently transported to Tri-City hospital for evaluation.