Released on November 10, 2009 - 12:16pm
May 27

Date of Incident: May 22, 2009
Time: 2:09 P.M.

Officers from the Laurel Police Department were called to Sharon Court
for a report of a suicidal man armed with a handgun threatening to take
his life. Two adults and a small child were inside the apartment with
the subject. As police were responding, they received information from
radio communications that the subject fired one shot into the wall of
the apartment. Laurel Police Officers arrived and entered the hallway
of the building and could hear a struggle. The door to the apartment
was ajar; officers entered the apartment and observed the subject
struggling with an adult female while holding the handgun to his chest
with his finger on the trigger. The Laurel Police Officers through
their training were able to cover each other and use a tazer to strike
the man in the arm and chest area that he was holding the handgun in;
and at the same time, remove the weapon. Thanks to the quick actions of
these officers, no one was injured. The subject was taken in custody
for emergency psychiatric evaluation and charges are pending.

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