Spokane Police safely took a man with a knife into custody after hours of negotiations in downtown Spokane Friday afternoon.
Officers responded around 3:30 pm to a call of a man with a knife, waving it in the air and pointing it at himself near the corner of Browne and Sprague. The man did not comply with officer's orders and continued to wave the knife around.
Traffic was blocked off until just after 8:00 pm when officers deployed non-lethal weaponry, including a flash-bang grenade, taser and several bean bag rounds, to disarm the man and take him into custody.
The man was transported to the hospital for evaluation.