STAMFORD, Conn. – A Stamford man who was said to be suicidal and threatening to kill anyone who entered his home was taken into custody Sunday after a stand-off with police, authorities said.
Lt. Eugene Dohmann gave this account of the incident:
Police were notified by the man’s father that he was planning on committing suicide and wanted to die by suicide by a cop. Police found the 30-year-old man screaming obscenities and threatening to shoot anyone who tried to enter his Leeds Street home.
A hostage negotiator was brought to the scene and was able to talk the man out of the house 40 minutes later. The man was brought to the hospital for evaluation, and Dohmann said no arrest would be made. The man had attempted suicide on two other occasions, Dohmann said. Police found a 12-inch bayonet-style knife tucked in the man’s pants, but no gun, Dohmann said. About 20 officers were on scene, including a special response team, which is like a Special Weapons and Tactical Unit, Dohmann said. The man lived by himself in a multi-family home, and neighbors were evacuated during the incident, he said.