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Armed Suicidal Subject

Captain Carignan

On 4/3/17 at around 3:20pm Brattleboro police received a 911 call related to an armed subject who had locked himself in a residence at 152 Maple Street. The caller reported that during a conversation with her, the subject had retrieved a handgun from a vehicle, entered his residence, and locked himself inside. The caller reported that the subject made comments that indicated to her that he was going to commit suicide.

Brattleboro police responded. Initially they were unable to make contact and a perimeter was established. Additional officers arrived on scene and eventually 11 BPD officers were involved. The Brattleboro fire department and Rescue Inc. responded and assisted with traffic control and command post management.

Police established contact with the subject with the assistance of a family member. The subject eventually agreed to come out of the residence and was taken into protective custody by the police at around 4:40pm. He was transported to Brattleboro Memorial Hospital by ambulance for evaluation. BPD seized a semi-automatic handgun.

The subject is a 27 year old man. His identity is not being released by police. As of this release the subject was not arrested for committing any crimes. No charges are anticipated.