WEST MILTON – A short stand-off led to some tense moments in West Milton on Tuesday afternoon.
Officers attempted to stop a vehicle on Cedar Drive, near South Miami Street around 3 p.m. when the driver allegedly refused to roll down the window to speak to officers.
Chief Harry Busse of the West Milton Police Department said that officers stopped the vehicle after being notified that the man was being sought following an incident at a cancer treatment center in Dayton, earlier in the day.
“A gentleman had been down at the cancer center, got upset, displayed a gun, said ‘he was tired of it’ or words to that effect. He said he was going to end it all. The sheriff’s department and everybody was looking for him.”
The man was reportedly from West Milton.
“Officers stopped the car.” said Busse, “When they approached the car, he was yelling obscenities and threats, if you will.”
Officers were forced to remove the man from the vehicle and taze him. A weapon was found in the vehicle. It was removed and secured.
It is believed that the man’s medical condition may have played a part in the incident. He was transported to Upper Valley Medical Center by the Union Township Life Squad to be evaluated.
While the man, whose name has not been released, may face criminal charges following the incident, which lasted approximately a half-hour, officers on the scene were very concerned with the man’s medical condition and once the weapon was secure, every effort was made to keep him comfortable as they secured him and the scene.
A Milton-Union School bus that was looking to drop off students from school had to be temporarily re-routed as a precaution.
No injuries were reported.
Reach Mike Ullery at (937) 451-3335