Man with knife in custody after barricade situation in Cape Coral

Posted at 10:43 PM, Jul 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-01 14:12:08-04

A man sitting under a dock created a barricade situation in Cape Coral.

It happened around 8:30 Friday night near Southwest 40th Street & Surfside Boulevard in Cape  Coral.  
According to Cape Coral Police, officers responded to a home in the 2900 block of SW 40th Street after reports of a man threatening to kill himself.
The man exited the house to get something from a vehicle and pointed a gun at officers as he went back in.
Later, the man walked from the home through an empty field with the gun, and crawled into a nearby canal.  A SWAT unit approached the scene before the man then climbed out  of the water and began rubbing a knife on his neck.
SWAT members were able to take the man into custody by distracting him with a flash-bang, sponge rounds, and a taser.
The man was taken to the hospital and then to Park Royal for psychiatric evaluation.
Police tell 4 In Your Corner they've been to this house several times.
Lee County Sheriff's Deputies helped Cape Coral Police in the situation.