Local Man Tased During Courthouse Standoff

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JOPLIN, Mo. — A man making threats outside a local courthouse leads to a stand-off with police.

The Joplin Police Department was called to the juvenile justice center around 9:30 this morning for reports of a suspicious person.

Authorities say a man was making threats — claiming that he was armed — while standing outside of the building.

Officers attempted to negotiate with him, but eventually had to use a taser to detain him.

He was found to be unarmed and is now being taken to a hospital for a mental evaluation.

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