Rainbow City Police Standoff
A Gadsden man threatens suicide and pulls a knife on authorities during a standoff near a daycare in Rainbow City. According to Etowah County Sheriff Todd Entrekin, they received a 911 call just after 8:00 this morning about a man acting unusual and speaking of things that did not make sense. The incident took place in a home on Highway 77 close to Susan’s Daycare. Rainbow City police responded in an attempt to speak to the man. But, that’s when the man made threats. After negotiation, the man put the knife down and was taken into custody by the Joint Special Operations Group. He was later taken to Gadsden Regional Medical Center for a mental evaluation.