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Man stabs himself in neck during traffic stop

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KALISPELL - A Kalispell man pulled over for routine traffic stop was hospitalized after he stabbed himself in the neck.

Flathead County Sheriff Chuck Curry reported around 9 a.m. Thursday that a deputy initiated a traffic stop east of Evergreen on U.S. Highway 2.

The deputy ran the driver's name and found he was wanted on a misdemeanor warrant. When he returned to the vehicle the man had a large knife to his throat.

The deputy called for backup to block the vehicle and contain the situation.

Negotiations began and continued until just after 11:30 a.m. when the man stabbed himself in the neck.

The man was taken from the car and given medical attention immediately as Evergreen Fire and Rescue were on scene.

The 24-year-old man was taken to Kalispell Regional Medical Center and does not have life-threatening injuries.

Curry said the man is being held on a mental health hold.

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