Newton man shoots self after four-hour confrontation with police
A Newton man was transported to Skiff Medical Center following a four-hour confrontation with police, during which time the resident was threatening to shoot himself.
Police were dispatched at 10:37 a.m. today to a residence in the 700 block of East 10th Street South in Newton in reference to a suicidal subject. The person who called 911 told officers the homeowner was alone at home and had access to firearms, according to a news release issued by the Newton Police Department.
Officers blocked off the area for the public’s safety and attempted to make contact with the homeowner many times in the four-plus hours they were at the scene. The homeowner would not communicate with Newton officers.
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