60-year-old Kennewick man arrested for assault after suicide call

Kennewick Police Department

A 60-year-old Kennewick man was arrested Sunday on suspicion of assault after police got a call about a suicidal person.

Officers responded to the 200 block of East 36th Place at 5:10 p.m.

The investigation reportedly revealed that someone may have been threatened with a gun, but police did not release further details on what led to the 911 call.

Neil D. Doherty was booked into the Benton County jail at 8:30 p.m. on an investigative hold for second-degree assault with domestic violence.

Kristin M. Kraemer covers the judicial system and crime issues for the Tri-City Herald. She has been a journalist for more than 20 years in Washington and California.