Man attempts to provoke Yukon police

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By Staff Reports

Around 3:20 p.m. Saturday, a man had made statements to his family that he was going to go the Yukon Police Department and provoke police into harming him in a case of “suicide by cop.”

The man backed his vehicle into the parking lot of the police station, 100 S Ranchwood.

Yukon and El Reno officers, Canadian County sheriff’s deputies, and Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers secured the perimeter.

The Canadian County Tactical Team, comprised of officers from several local agencies, negotiated with the man.

They were able to talk him down, and he came out (of the car) and surrendered peacefully,” Yukon Police Major John Brown said.

The man was taken into custody without incident shortly after 5 p.m., with no injuries and no damage to property.