Manhunt Yields Suspected Escapee — (The Columbian)

SSRI Ed note: Man on antidepressants is suicidal, drinks, threatens to shoot himself and others, engages in stand-off.

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The Columbian  (WA)

July 3, 1994

Author: JOHN BRANTON The Columbian

STAND OFF : Members of the sheriff’s SWAT team rushed into a home north of Battle Ground early Saturday after a man allegedly took an overdose of pills and threatened to shoot anyone who entered his home.

The man, 41, was taken into custody and moved to a hospital, according to a sheriff’s report.

About 10:16 p.m. Friday, the report said, Deputy Daniel Fronk was sent to the man’s home in the 14000 block of Northeast 326th Street, several miles north of Battle Ground. A witness said the man drank heavily, took an overdose of antidepressant pills and fired a gunshot before a relative called 9-1-1.

The man, seen inside the home with a .25-caliber pistol, threatened to shoot anyone who came in and then shoot himself, the report said. Deputies called for the SWAT team, which arrived about 2 a.m. Saturday. About an hour later, after communications with the man failed, the SWAT officers rushed the home and found him passed out in the living room.

Record Number: 1994184014
Copyright (c) 1994 The Columbian Publishing Co., P.O. Box 180, Vancouver, WA 98666.