Caught on camera: Euclid police risk injury to find armed man and save a life

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EUCLID, Ohio – Police dash and body camera video shows Euclid officers risking their own safety to chase after an armed man and possibly save a life.

Tuesday afternoon Euclid police responded to an apartment complex off of Lake Shore Blvd. after they received a call about a male cutting himself with a knife.

When police arrived, an officer told the man to put the weapon down.

“Drop the knife man, drop it,” the officer can be heard saying on the body camera video.

The man refused and cut himself on his neck.

The man ran off and officers chased him. The officers didn’t worry about their own safety. They were only concerned about getting the man medical help.

The man was located about 15 minutes later.

“He started walking towards the cops and I guess he decided he was going to let himself get arrested because no one else got hurt and we were able to get him to the hospital for the treatment he needed,” said Lt. Mitch Houser, of the Euclid Police Department.

Houser said the man has not been charged and is expected to be ok.

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