Henderson police arrest suicidal man

A suicidal man was arrested after trying to run down a Henderson police officer Tuesday morning.

Henderson police spokesman Todd Rasmussen said the man’s wife called police about 10:30 a.m. and said her husband was suicidal at their home, 180 E. Delamar Drive, near Horizon Drive and U.S. Highway 95.

When officers and paramedics arrived, the man, identified as 39-year-old William Holmes, ran to a pickup and drove it into the backyard.

Officers tried to stop him, but the man drove the truck off the property and down the street a short distance. He then stopped and drove the truck back into the driveway and into the garage.

As officers approached the stopped vehicle with their weapons drawn, Holmes put the vehicle in gear and drove toward one of the officers, Rasmussen said.

Holmes got out of the vehicle after an officer fired at him. Another officer tried to use a Taser on him but was unsuccessful. Several officers wrestled Holmes to the ground, Rasmussen said.

He was arrested on a charge of attempted murder on a police officer and taken to the Henderson Detention Center. He was not struck by the officer’s shot. None of the officers was injured.

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