Scottville Police Officer Injured By Mentally Ill Man

An officer is recovering Tuesday after dealing with a man who’s mentally ill.

The man called 911 saying people were outside his home trying to kill him.

When the Scottville Police officer got to the home, the man threatened to kill him with a butcher knife.

The man continued to make slashing motions towards the officer as he backed up.

The officer was cut on his thumb.

A few moments later the officer used pepper spray to get the man to the ground.

The suspect will not be charged with the incident because is mentally ill.