By Pat Maurer
A 19-year-old Clare man was taken into protective custody August 24 after he threatened his father with a knife.
Clare City Police Chief Brian Gregory said a local pastor who was at the home on East State Street had called police for help around 11 a.m. He told officers he and the man’s father had seen several other large knives throughout the home. The pastor was at the home in an attempt to help the teen who was reportedly having mental problems.
Officers’ efforts to contact the teen were not successful but when the police went to make an entry into the home, the teen came out and was taken into custody without incident. He had been living with his father at the home.
Gregory said drugs may have been a factor in the incident.
The teen was transported to a Saginaw mental facility and later transferred to another facility in Lansing, Gregory said.
Clare Police were assisted at the scent by the Michigan State Police, Clare County Sheriff’s Department and Mobile Medical Response.