About six Santa Barbara police officers — with the assistance of a police dog — managed to subdue a 50-year-old male wielding a long metal pipe by upper State Street and Broadmoor Plaza without serious injury on Tuesday. Police spokesperson Anthony Wagner said the subject appeared highly distraught at the time and was asking the responding officers to kill him. Wagner said no decision has been made whether to press charges. Of paramount importance, he said, is that the subject get mental-health treatment.

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