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Suicidal Danbury Man Saved By Police

Danbury police crisis negotiators were able to save the life of a suicidal Danbury man early Tuesday.
Danbury police crisis negotiators were able to save the life of a suicidal Danbury man early Tuesday. Photo Credit: Flickr

DANBURY, Conn. -- Danbury police were able to save a suicidal man on Tuesday  after receiving a call from a resident who had seen the man's Facebook post, according to Det. Lt. Christian Carroccio.

Police received the call around 7 a.m  after the caller read the Facebook post from a man who lived on Garfield Avenue in Danbury. The post indicated the man was suicidal and may have a rifle, Carroccio said.

When officers arrived on scene they found the man in the backyard alone with the rifle pointed at his head, he added.

Officers established a perimeter and as a precaution Immaculate High School and Pope John Paul Center were placed on lock-down, Carroccio said.

Danbury Police Emergency Services Unit and crisis negotiators were called and were able to convince the man to surrender to authorities peacefully at 8 a.m., police said.

The man was transported to Danbury Hospital for evaluation.

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