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Sheriff: Naked man wielding knives 'demanded' cops shoot him

James David Dickson
The Detroit News

Pontiac — A 37-year-old man was taken in for a mental health evaluation Saturday night in Pontiac after standing on a front porch naked, carrying two large knives, and "yelling at deputies and demanding they shoot him," said the Oakland County Sheriff's Office.

The incident took place about 8:35 p.m. Saturday night on the 100 block of Edison, north of Woodward and west of North Perry. 

Police found the man wielding the knives in a "threatening manner," and ordered the man to drop them. 

He didn't. 

Deputies then deployed a Taser, which neutralized the man, allowing police to make the arrest. Police recovered the two knives.

Medics took the man to St. Joseph Mercy for a mental evaluation, and say the man has "a history of mental illness."