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UPDATE: Man With Knife ID’d

Todd PittengerMay 30, 2019

A man with a knife was shot with a non-lethal projectile by a Salina Police officer Thursday afternoon and taken into custody.

Police Captain Gary Hanus tells KSAL News that the incident began at the Dollar General Store at 654 S. Broadway. A man who had previously been told he would be arrested for trespassing if he returned to the store was back. Store employees called police.

When officers arrived they located 33-year-old Thadd Marshall of Salina, who was still in the area, across the street on the north side of Pack Rat Smokes. Police say Marshall displayed a knife at the first officer on scene and made verbal threats. Backup was called in.

Although officers gave Marshall numerous commands to drop the knife he failed to comply with their orders and continued to hold the knife as he approached an officer.

Another officer on scene then fired three rounds with with one of the police department’s less -lethal weapons known as an ARWEN .37mm gun which fires large rubber projectiles. The suspect dropped the knife and was arrested.

Marshall was transported by EMS to Salina Regional Health Center with non-life threatening injuries. After he was medically cleared, Marshall was transported to the Saline County Jail for booking.

He is now facing multiple charges that could include aggravated assault of a police officer, criminal threat, criminal use of a weapon, felony obstruction and criminal trespass.

 

Original Story:

A man with a knife was shot with a less-lethal projectile by a Salina Police officer Thursday afternoon.

Police tell KSAL News the incident began at the Dollar General Store at 654 S. Broadway. A man who had previously been told he would be arrested for trespassing if he returned to the store was back. Store employees called police.

When officers arrived they located the suspect still in the area, across the street on the north side of Pack Rat Smokes. Police say as they made contact with him, he failed to comply with their orders. He had a knife in his hand and would not put it down.

The suspect was shot with one of the police department’s less-lethal weapons, a gun which fires a large rubber projectile.

The suspect was transported by EMS to Salina Regional Health Center with non-life threatening injuries. When released from the hospital he will be transported to the Saline County Jail where he could face multiple charges.

The incident is still under investigation, and more details will be released Friday morning.

 

 

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