Man Charged Following Standoff with Huntington Police

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A man is facing charges following a standoff with officers in Huntington.

Terry Garner was arrested just after midnight Sunday near the intersection of 6th Avenue and 1st Street.

Huntington Police tell WSAZ.com Garner lead officers on a chase that started in the 200-block of Adams Avenue.

Officers say Garner stopped several times during the chase, but took off when officers got out to approach him.

Police say when Garner finally pulled over, he threatened to kill himself. That's when officers say Garner pulled out a knife and made a small cut to his throat.

After several failed attempts to talk Garner down, officers say they shot him twice with a bean bag gun.

He was immediately arrested and charged with fleeing, concealing a deadly weapon, brandishing and obstructing.

During the arrest, Officers say Garner also admitted to being under the influence of cocaine.

More charges may be filed.

Garner was taken to a local hospital but will be taken to the Western Regional Jail after he is released.

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