Sunday, March 13, 2011

Cage Fighter Jailed

Illinois -- Police had to use tear-gas and Taser to end a five-hour standoff with a professional MMA-fighter Friday at an apartment complex in Warrenville, according to

The 33-year-old army veteran had reportedly barricaded himself inside his second-floor apartment around 3 p.m. Friday.

Police at the scene said Friday that the man was apparently "mentally ill, (with) some problems going on in his life." The man's mother, who came to the complex, told police her son hadn't been taking his prescribed medication recently and had become "increasingly agitated".

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