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Man wanted for Oakland County strangulation arrested after holding knife to own throat in standoff

Man stabs himself with knife while barricaded in vehicle

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FRANKENMUTH, Mich. – A man wanted for a misdemeanor strangulation incident out of Oakland County was arrested Tuesday in Frankenmuth after holding a knife to his own throat during a standoff with police.

Road patrol officials found the man in a vehicle parked in the Splash Village main parking lot in Frankenmuth, police said.

He was sleeping in the car, so officials knocked on the window and went back to check his plates in the patrol car. They learned there was a misdemeanor issued for the man in Oakland County.

The man pulled a knife and put it to his own neck when officers walked back up to the car. Police barricaded the area and negotiators arrived at the scene.

The man was making "statements that concerned" officers, so Michigan State Police troopers rammed the vehicle from the front and Frankenmuth officers rammed it from the back.

Police said the man stabbed himself in the torso.

Officers used a bean bag gun to break out the windows and stunned the man with a Taser. He was taken into custody.

Splash Village was put on lockdown during the incident.

Officers recovered a knife and are still searching the vehicle, police said. They don't know the details of the Oakland County warrant or if there will be any charges.