TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — A man has been arrested following an incident in which police say he was brandishing a knife and speaking incoherently near a bus stop.

According to the Terre Haute Police Department, a Vigo County School bus driver told police they had seen a man displaying a knife and acting strange where children were being picked up for school.

Christopher A. Greenlee, 51, of Anderson, Indiana reportedly pointed the knife at officers and threatened them when they attempted to speak to him near 23rd Street and 7th Avenue. Police said Greenlee appeared to be under the influence of drugs.

Multiple officers including two with specialized training in hostage negotiation responded to the scene.

Police deployed a taser in an attempt to subdue Greenlee, but he was able to rip the prongs from his body. Officers then used “less lethal sponge rounds”, pepper balls, and additional taser attempts to try to safely get Greenlee under control.

Eventually, officers reportedly used a ballistic shield to pin the man to the ground while they removed the knife from his hand and secured him in handcuffs.

Paramedics who had been standing by then treated Greenlee and took him to Union Hospital for clearance before police took him to the Vigo County Jail.

Greenlee has been charged with criminal recklessness and resisting law enforcement.

Due to Greenlee’s behavior, police said he would be given a mental health evaluation. Police say no officers were injured in the incident.

According to the Vigo County Court docket, Greenlee is scheduled to appear on Aug. 22 at 10 a.m.