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Blotter: Police respond to alleged knife threat at apartment

Police officers forcibly entered an apartment Saturday afternoon after a caller reported that a friend had allegedly threatened another friend with a knife, according to a police report.

The incident occurred in the 2200 block of Stella Street and by the time officers arrived, the two subjects were locked in the bathroom, according to the report.

The officers forced their way into the bathroom and asked the man to put down the knife. According to the police report, the man did not comply with the officers’ verbal commands, so they used a Taser and the suspect fell to the ground and dropped the knife.

However, police called for medical help after they observed blood pooling around the suspect. The officers learned that the suspect had been making suicidal statements earlier to his girlfriend and then allegedly stabbed himself.

The man was transferred to Denton Regional Medical Center for treatment for non-life-threatening injuries, according to the report.

The Investigative Services Bureau responded to the scene to take over the investigation and placed several items into evidence.

Other reports

1000 block of North Locust Street — Denton police officers advised officers in Ponder to keep a close watch on a home Saturday, after a man allegedly threatened to take his girlfriend’s child away.

The woman called police after she received a text message from her boyfriend allegedly stating that he was going to “go get” her child, according to the report.

The child is not the boyfriend’s and he has no legal right to custody, according to the report.

The woman told police that the child was staying at her parents’ house in Ponder, and she was concerned that the suspect might go there.

A close patrol watch was put on the home, according to the report.

— John D. Harden

Reach the Denton police narcotics tip line at 940-565-5801. Denton County Crime Stoppers will pay a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest in these or other crimes. Callers will remain anonymous. Call 1-800-388-TIPS (8477).