A man accused of sex crimes in Kansas is under arrest in Camden County.

The Sheriff’s Office says deputies went to a location in Camdenton because they thought a wanted man was there.

Deputies say after finding the man they were looking for, he grabbed a gun and threatened to hurt himself.

After trying to calm the man down, deputies say they jumped the man and took the gun.

One deputy was hurt, but not seriously.

 

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On 08/11/2020, deputies responded to a residence in Camdenton reference a wanted subject out of State of Kansas. The warrants were for sexual offenses. Upon arrival, deputies located the wanted subject. When contacted, the subject grabbed a handgun and threatened harm to himself. Deputies quickly started talks to de-escalate the situation using crisis intervention training. Deputies saw an opportunity and was able to wrestle the gun from the subject. The subject was taken into custody without further incident. A deputy received minor injuries because of the altercation. Charges are pending.

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