Man treated after burglary, strange behavior

By Katherine Wartell

A 21-year-old man whose identity is being withheld was transported to Mercy Regional Health Center for a mental health evaluation early Tuesday morning after he allegedly burglarized a Manhattan residence and then exhibited bizarre behavior at University Drive and Claflin Road.

Lt. Josh Kyle said RCPD dispatchers received calls at about 4:30 a.m. that a man was acting bizarrely at the intersection of University Drive and Claflin Road. He said the callers told dispatch that the man was covered in blood and jumping in and out of traffic.

At almost the same time, Kyle said dispatch received calls about a burglary to a Manhattan residence, for which officers determined the man was also allegedly responsible.

Kyle said officers found the man bleeding severely and in an agitated state near the intersection of the two roads. He said the man was allegedly making suicidal comments and appeared to be under the influence of drugs.

Officers tased the man after he became aggressive, Kyle said, and then took the man into custody but determined that he should be transported to Mercy Regional Health Center for an evaluation.

Kyle said that the man also allegedly broke into the residence of a person with whom he has a domestic connection earlier in morning. He said the man was bleeding due to injuries sustained while allegedly breaking in.

Kyle said officers filed aggravated burglary, criminal damage to property and DUI reports but that the man was not arrested for those charges. He said the DUI report stemmed from charges that the man allegedly drove to the house he burglarized.

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