A home visit for a behavioral health patient in Pacific County turned violent Tuesday afternoon around 2:00pm in Klipsan Beach on the Long Beach Peninsula. The patient, Justin Krahn, age 40, was being visited by a mental health professional from Willapa Behavior Health and a Pacific County Sheriff's Deputy. Krahn became violent toward both the officer and health professional. The Deputy attempted to subdue Krahn using both a taser and pepper spray. Neither were said to have been effective. Krahn grabbed the taser from the ground and ran back into his house. Krahn is then said to have barricaded himself inside according to Pat Matlock the Pacific County Sheriff's Office Chief Criminal Investigator.
Several local and state agencies responded to the scene to assist including the Pacific County Sheriffs office, Long Beach Police Deprtment and Washington State Patrol. Krahn eventually came out of the home on his own without resistance and was taken into custody around 2:30pm. Charges of assaulting a police officer are pending. No shots were fired.
Audio: An update of the Officer assault Tuesday in Klipsan Beach by Pat Matlock, Chief Criminal Deputy Pacific County Sheriff's
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