Columbus Police responds to photo circulating on social media

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — The Columbus Division of Police responded to a photo of an officer holding a gun.

The photo was circulating on social media and Columbus Police responded, saying “facts matter.”

Police say they responded to 3417 North High Street Saturday, on the report of an individual, known to be violent, who was armed with a knife and suicidal.

Columbus Police say the photo shows  “an officer protecting the public and himself against a potentially violent encounter.”

Police went on to say there were no injuries and the person was transported for medical treatment. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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