Sheriff: Ohio man, apparently delusional, shot dog

AMESVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A southeast Ohio sheriff says charges are pending for a man whose family called 911 to report that he had fatally shot his dog and was refusing to put down an AK-47 assault rifle.

Athens County Sheriff Patrick Kelly says the armed man apparently was delusional and was inside an Amesville home with an adult brother when deputies responded on Friday. The man eventually surrendered to deputies without incident and was being evaluated by a mental health agency.

No other injuries were reported.

The sheriff says the armed man's brother told investigators he believed the man was delusional because he was going through withdrawal as he tried to give up drinking alcohol.

Authorities were not immediately releasing the man's name because he had not been charged.

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