Police stop veteran from committing suicide at Ferndale home
July 21, 2017
Police prevented a man from committing suicide at a Ferndale home Friday, according to Sgt. Baron Brown.
The 41-year-old man, a military veteran, contacted several relatives indicating he would commit suicide about noon Friday...
Officers responded to the scene and established a security perimeter around the home. One of the officers who was on scene is a Marine Corps veteran and was able to communicate with the man about their service, police said.
After about two hours, police used a "distraction technique" to enter the home and secure the man, who was taken to a local hospital, said Brown, a department spokesperson.
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