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suicide by cop attempt ends safely

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 13:00 PM
Written by Stan Maddux
Category: Local News

Apparently.....a man tried suicide by cop yesterday in LaPorte County.

Sheriff's deputies responded to the 52 hundred block of East 350 North.

A man in his late 30's was said to be suicidal.

Police say the man was outside with his hands in his pockets.....claiming to have

a gun.

While refusing to show his hands.....he kept telling police to shoot him.

Eventually....a bean bag round was fired from a shotgun into his thigh........

Sheriff John Boyd says he dropped the bottle and was stunned just long enough

to be wrapped up.....

Boyd says the man continued to put up a physical struggle and had to be pepper sprayed.

He was not arrested.

Instead....Boyd says he was taken to a facility to get psychological help.