Miami residents were put on edge after they witnessed a bloodied man carrying a knife chasing after cars.
A man named Chris Fennel who was working near the incident said: “I saw a man walking around with his tongue hanging out, throat cut, sliced arms,” “He had a knife in his hand, blood dripping from the knife and from his hands.”
Officers responded within a minute and confronted the man, believed to be in his 40’s or 50’s, covered in blood and a carrying a “six-inch blade.”
“There was actually blood on the officer’s car because the individual was then starting to charge the officers as they arrived,” said Coral Gables Police Chief Edward J. Hudak. “The officers with the Coral Gables Police Department deployed their tasers. Several officers did.”
Not only did the officers show restraint by not firing their weapons, they likely saved the man’s life.
“After deploying their tasers several times to get him to drop the knife, they actually rendered first aid to the point where two officers applied a brachial artery stop to stop him from bleeding out from his wrists,” Hudak noted.
Wow, this looks like something right out of a zombie apocalypse movie, how creepy! Adding even more, confusion to the difficult situation, Chief Hudak said they received several 911 calls from people who thought it was a holiday prank.
“Like a Halloween movie,” Fennel stated. “That was the craziest thing I’ve ever seen. It gave me chills.”
Police believe the man’s wounds were self-inflicted and that this was a suicide attempt. He is now at Jackson Memorial Hospital in critical condition, hopefully, he get’s a mental evaluation too!
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