From the Aberdeen Police Department:
On Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at approximately 2:30 AM, officers responded to a report of a suicidal male subject, 22, who had slashed his wrists and wanted to commit “suicide by cop.”
Officers made contact with the emotionally disturbed person’s family in the unit block of Rigdon Rd. During that time the suicidal subject phoned police dispatch personally and provided his location at the North Deen Skate Park.
Officers responded and discovered the suicidal man, bleeding from both wrists and standing on an elevated skate ramp in the center of the park. The suicidal man was hiding his hands and refusing to obey police commands.
Officers tactically surrounded the subject and were able to deploy a less lethal weapon to temporarily incapacitate the subject, take him into police custody, and transport him after filing a petition for emergency evaluation.