Marshfield, WI – Police arrested a man on Friday who chased two social workers out of his home with a knife (video below).
Authorities said that 52-year-old Patrick Langreck chased the social workers from his home and then threw the knife at their car, according to the Marshfield News Herald.
The police were called, but when they arrived, Langreck refused to order to drop the knives and would not cooperate and talk to the officers, WEAU reported.
Marshfield Police Chief Rick Gramza said Langreck started walking with knives toward two Marshfield police officers in the 200-block of North Spruce Street, the Marshfield News Herald reported.
The police department released bodycam and dashcam videos from the incident that showed Langreck in a standoff with police, as he stood on the side of the road with a knife in each hand.
“Pat, put that knife down,” an officer told the man as he approached.
“Pat, you need to stay there,” another officer cautioned in the dashcam video.
“Pat, stay there. I don’t want you to get hurt,” the first officer told Langreck again, as he continued to advance on the officers.
Bodycam video also showed officers warned Langreck multiple times before shooting him with less-lethal bean bag rounds in an attempt to get him to drop the knives.
The first bean bag struck him in the upper right leg, and he looked surprised as he limped away.
A second round also hit him in the lower body, but then Langreck continue advance on the officers, clutching a knife in each of his hands, the video showed.
The officers continued to yell at Langreck to drop the knives, and he continued to ignore them, the video showed.
After being struck by one more bean bag round, Langreck began to walk away from the officers, toward the side of the road.
At that point, the officer ordered the K9 officer to release his dog. Langreck dropped his knife as the fur missile barreled toward him, the video showed.
The dog knocked Langreck to the ground, and then officers stepped in to take the man into custody, the video showed.
No officers were injured during the incident, and Langreck was taken to the Wood County Jail after he was medically cleared, according to the Marshfield Police Department’s official Facebook page.
This was not Langreck’s first run in with the law.
In fact, court records showed Langreck had been convicted earlier on Friday of criminal damage to property in a case filed in Wood County in March, the Wausau Pilot & Review reported. He was on probation at the time of his arrest.
Police requested the Wood County district attorney charge Langreck with four counts of recklessly endangering safety for the knife incident, WEAU reported.
Langreck made headlines in 2017 when he was convicted of stealing and selling Dick Trickle’s “Purple Knight” stock car, WSAW reported.
Prosecutors said their investigation had determined that the car was owned by Langreck’s brother, and that Langreck had no right to sell it, according to WSAW.
He was ordered to pay $8,850 in restitution, WSAW reported.
You can see the video of the takedown below: