Vikings’ Griffen leaves home without incident, receiving care after mental health crisis

Minnesota Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen has left his home without incident after a mental health crisis Wednesday morning in which he claimed someone was in his house trying to kill him.

According to multiple reports, Griffen called 911 at 3 a.m. Wednesday claiming someone was in his house trying to kill him. He also posted some now-deleted videos on Instagram showing a gun in his hand, repeating the claim that people were trying to kill him.

Local law enforcement and Vikings team psychologists arrived at Griffen’s house and communicated with him since 7 a.m. Wednesday, trying to get him to come out. Police said they did not find an intruder in the house.

The Vikings confirmed at 3:30 p.m. that Griffen had finally left his house “without incident” and was now “getting the care he needs.”

Griffen took a hiatus from the team in 2018 for mental health treatment after several incidents led to him being hospitalized.