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Man with Hatchet Asks Orion Township Residents if They Believe In God

Witnesses said they didn't feel threatened by the man, who was relieved of his hatchet and committed to a hospital for psychiatric treatment.

Oakland County sheriff's officials said they have had previous encounters with a man taken into custody Thursday after he went door-to-door in Orion Township and asked people about their religious beliefs. Patch file photo
Oakland County sheriff's officials said they have had previous encounters with a man taken into custody Thursday after he went door-to-door in Orion Township and asked people about their religious beliefs. Patch file photo

A man quoting Scripture and asking Orion Township residents if they believed in God – while holding a hatchet – was taken into custody Thursday and admitted to an area hospital under an involuntary mental health commitment.

Oakland County Sheriff’s deputies were called to the area of Chalice and MInton about 3 p.m. after receiving reports that the man was going door-to-door, The Detroit News reports.

He also reportedly tried to stop cars at a nearby elementary school.

Witnesses said the man didn’t threaten them with the hatchet, which authorities confiscated.

This isn’t the first time  the sheriff’s department has had encounters with the man, according to the report.


Debi Harris January 15, 2014 at 05:10 PM
THIS IS A PRIVATE MATTER AND SHOULDN'T BE IN ANY PAPER!!! YOU REALLY SCREWED UP THIS TIME!

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