On Thursday afternoon shortly after 4pm Watertown Police and the Codington County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence in Northwest Watertown on a report of a man who was threatening suicide with a knife. According to Police, the man was threatening “Suicide by Cop.”
Police say when they arrived, they located the man who was holding a large butcher knife, standing outside the residence. The man was agitated. The officers were able to de-escalate the situation resulting in the man eventually throwing the knife down and being taken into protective custody.
He was transported to the Codington County Detention Center to be evaluated by a Mental Health Professional.