SWAT team provides back up as Alton police coax man from house

ALTON — Belknap County Sheriff Lt. Dave Perkins said a few members of the Belknap Regional Special Operations Group were called to Alton to help with coaxing a young man who was threatening himself with a kitchen knife Tuesday afternoon.

He said Alton Police thought they needed some additional equipment to get in the house on Dudley Road because the young man was distressed and had "pretty well" barricaded himself in the home.

He said Alton Police were able to convince the young man to open the door minutes after the SWAT team got to the scene.

"It was all Alton. We just brought some tools in case they needed them," Perkins said.