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  • Writer's pictureJoe Lyons

Cooler Heads Prevail

This evening, Ashland Police Division Officers were called to the 800 block of West Main for a civil standby that started to escalate when a man became upset.

 

As the situation seemed to be winding down and an officer was leaving, the man opened the door with a knife, though it remained in its sheath, escalating the situation.

 

The officer called for backup as a precaution, wanting to ensure safety for everyone involved.

 

The Police were able to defuse the situation without incident.

 

Some residents of the apartment were asked to wait until it was safe to return, focusing on public safety.


Lieutenant Kline emphasized the importance of using tactics to keep both officers and the public safe in such situations."


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