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CPD: Man drinks bleach during law enforcement contact

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CASPER, Wyo. — A man was arrested following an incident on the evening of June 18th, when police say that the man locked himself in a bathroom and drank dangerous chemicals after law enforcement arrived at his home.

The suspect, identified as an adult male, was taken into custody on a charge of Interference, and a hold for the department of Probation and Parole.

Officers were summoned to the 3000 block of East 10th Street in Casper, for assistance with a Probation and Parole contact.

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Officers arrived on the scene and were informed by P & P agents that the suspect was going to go to jail for either a probation revocation or a sanction. Agents and officers made contact with the suspect, who was said to have eventually ran through his front door.

Police say that the man ignored commands not to enter the home, and locked officers outside the home.

Other residents of the home unlocked the door and went inside against police advice. The residents then informed the officers that the suspect had grabbed a knife and entered a bathroom.

Officers say that they entered the home and gave several commands for the suspect to come out.

The suspect then informed officers, through the closed door, that he was inside drinking bleach.

Police officers then kicked in the door and were able to gain control of the suspect. Officers report finding a knife in the room and an open bottle of bleach. 

The bleach was described as having been spilled in the bathroom and the suspect was reportedly seen with bleach in his mouth.

The suspect was transported to an area hospital.

After medical treatment, the suspect was released from the hospital and transported to the Natrona County Detention Center without further reported incident.

All of those cited or arrested are presumed innocent until convicted in a court of law. Charges are subject to change following official filings from the Natrona County District Attorney’s Office.