Police: Cary man tried to bring hatchet into courthouse
WOODSTOCK – A Cary man who police said tried to bring a hatchet into the McHenry County Courthouse on Thursday was taken to Centegra Hospital – Woodstock for an evaluation.
Dustin M. Mancill, 23, entered the courthouse through the west doors about 8:30 a.m., and, in accordance with standard procedure, was told by a security officer to remove items from his pockets and take off his coat to be scanned by an X-ray machine.
As Mancill took off his coat, the officer saw the hatchet – which measured about 15 inches from the top to the bottom of the handle – tucked into the front of Mancill’s pants along the belt line, Court Security Chief Marv Fell said.
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