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.