Naked man in custody after barricading himself in car on highway in Glynn County

Updated: May. 7, 2021 at 2:08 PM EDT
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GLYNN COUNTY, Ga. (WTOC) - A man is in custody after barricading himself in a car on the highway for hours Friday in Glynn County.

The incident occurred on Interstate 95 near Exit 29.

The police department told Action News Jax that a naked man had barricaded himself in a car on the highway and believed he could have weapons.

Police say concerned passersby called 911 around 5:30 in the morning after reporting the man was naked and that he said he had a bomb in the car and threatened to kill himself and others.

Glynn County Interim Police Chief Rick Evans says officers had to use tear gas Friday afternoon to get the man out of the SUV. They then tazed him before putting him in custody and taking him to a hospital for mental evaluation.

Police believe he was under the influence.

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