CALWOOD, Mo. — A man died of a reported self-inflicted wound after a standoff with Callaway County Sheriff's Office personnel Saturday.
The 57-year-old St. Charles County man's fatal wound was self-inflicted, according to Callaway County Sheriff Clay Chism. As of Monday, the man's name had not been released, as members of the man's extended family were still being notified.
At 8:33 a.m., deputies were called to the 8000 block of County Road 134, south of Calwood, following a report that a suspicious vehicle was driving around in a pasture.
Deputies spotted the vehicle in the pasture upon arrival and determined the identity of the occupant. As deputies approached the vehicle, the man "displayed a large butcher knife in a threatening manner," according to the CCSO's news release.
More deputies responded to the scene, along with Missouri Highway Patrol troopers and Callaway County EMS personnel. Law enforcement attempted to persuade the man to exit the vehicle peacefully and surrender, the CCSO stated. At about 11:20 a.m., deputies "observed the subject take actions that indicated self-harm was occurring," according to the news release.
Though the man continued to display the knife, deputies converged on the vehicle and were able to subdue the man, the CCSO said.
Noting a critical and apparently self-inflicted wound, deputies began performing life-saving efforts and EMS personnel also provided medical assistance, the news release stated.
Central Callaway Fire Protection District personnel also responded.
EMS transported the man to the Fulton Medical Center, where he died at 12:25 p.m., according to the CCSO.
The Boone-Callaway County Medical Examiner's Office will conduct an autopsy today.