Texas psychiatrist's license indefinitely suspended after assault, gun charges

The Texas Medical Board has suspended the medical license of Dallas-based psychiatrist David Henderson after his charges of two separate counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in March and April, Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported July 14.

The alleged victims were Mr. Henderson's wife and Michael Wysocki, a family law attorney who worked with Mr. Henderson, according to a CBS News report, which cited a Dallas Police Department affidavit.

In the affidavit obtained by CBS News, Mr. Wysocki said that he believed Mr. Henderson "had been suffering from progressing psychotic mental state over the past few days" and he wanted to get him help. 

Mr. Wysocki attempted to advise Mr. Henderson to seek psychiatric help while meeting at a parking lot on April 1, according to the affidavit obtained by CBS News.

Mr. Wysoki told CBS News that Mr. Henderson pointed a gun at him from his vehicle and fled from the meeting to a local mall.

Several officers arrested Mr. Henderson at the mall's food court, where he was found with a loaded pistol on his person, police wrote in the affidavit.

Mr. Henderson's attorney, Chris Lewis, told CBS News that Henderson pleaded not guilty and was "legally insane at the time he is accused of committing these offenses," but is now "on the road to recovery."

Mr. Henderson is being held at the Dallas County jail on $10 million bond.

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