Police Shoot and Kill Mentally Ill Man after Attack—(ShortNews.com)

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ShortNews.com

04/27/2009 08:18 PM

WebReporter: snowztorm29 

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Earlier that evening Hansen had attacked his father for no apparent reason. Hansens mother called 911 and explained her son was a very large man with mental problems. When the officers arrived Hansen approached and was pepper-sprayed unsuccessfully.

Hansen had been a normal teenager growing up but was diagnosed in 1996 of having schizophrenia. He had recently started a new medication to help with depression. Hansens family feels the police need to have better plans in place for these situations.