A man swinging a knife and approaching motorists in Montgomery County, Maryland, on Sunday was subdued using a stun gun.
It happened around 6:45 p.m. on the intersection of Rockville Pike and Grosvernor Lane in Bethesda.
That’s where police said the man with a blanket wrapped around his head was approaching drivers with a knife.
“It appeared the man was having a severe, possibly psychotic, episode and was extremely delusional,” police said in a news release.
Officers blocked traffic and tried to talk with the man, while staying safely at a distance. They stunned him when attempts to de-escalate the situation failed.
He was taken to the hospital, where he told police that he had a history of mental illness and had previously taken amphetamines.
There were no injuries.
Below is a map of where the incident occurred:
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