04/27/2009 08:18 PM
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.