Kenner police shoot, kill armed man with mental illness after standoff, officials say — (WDSU)

SSRI Ed note: Man in withdrawal from psych meds threatens police with knives during standoff, they shoot and kill him.

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Updated: 12:19 PM CST Jan 24, 2017

Juan Sanchez, Digital Editor

KENNER, La. — An hours-long standoff Monday in Kenner ended with police shooting and killing a man after he threatened officers, investigators said.

Armond Brown, 25, died during a standoff with police that started just after 11:30 a.m. at a home on Webster Street.

The Kenner Police Department said Brown was armed with a knife inside the home and was not allowing his brother to come inside. His brother told officers that Brown had a history of mental illness and that he had not been taking his medication.

Brown had not bathed or slept and was talking about having spiritual powers, police said. Investigators said the officers and Brown got into a standoff and police attempted to coax him out with less than lethal force.

Investigators said he left the home with two knives around 4 p.m. and came toward the officers, who shot him. Brown was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Anyone who witnessed the officer-involved shooting is asked to speak to detectives. The Police Department’s number is 504-712-2310.

Additional details were not released.