Lee Farley first spotted Boyd when he stormed out of the emergency department. He allegedly told the contractor he “wanted to die” and “no one wants to help me,” Channel 2 reported. He also claimed people were after him.
Farley offered to give the man a ride in his truck in order to seek help elsewhere.
“Mr. Farley advised that he told Mr. Boyd that he had to hand over his firearm in order to get inside of his truck,” police said in the report.
Boyd never had a gun, according to police.
Responding officers initially tried to communicate with Boyd in the back of the box truck using a loudspeaker, but police said the man was unresponsive. Eventually, SWAT was called.
Boyd surrendered to police about 6:30 p.m., and the lockdown was lifted. He was taken to be medically evaluated.
It is not known if Boyd will face criminal charges.
In other news:
The state has not said what evidence they have that a hack occurred.