Local Digest

Man who threatened to kill himself shot by police

Sunday, February 7, 2010

THE DISTRICT

Man who threatened suicide shot by police

A man who called authorities and threatened to kill himself was shot and wounded Saturday in a confrontation with police officers, D.C. police said.

Police were sent to an apartment in the 3300 block of 18th Street NE, but received no response to their knocks. Firefighters were asked to force open the door, and after authorities entered, a man with a knife approached firefighters "in a menacing manner," according to Assistant Police Chief Al Durham.

Police opened fire, and the man was taken to a hospital. Further details were not immediately available.

-- Clarence Williams


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