Man shoots himself inside BRPD precinct Monday
BATON ROUGE- Detectives with the police department's special unit set up to handle violent crimes are investigating an attempted suicide at a police precinct Monday night.
Authorities said a 52-year-old man entered the Third District office on Coursey Boulevard shortly before 6:30. He had a gun and threatened to kill himself, officers said.
An officer at the front desk attempted to talk to the man and convince him to put the gun down, but was not successful.
Police said the man shot himself in the upper torso and was taken to a hospital with life threatening injuries.
Detectives with the Violent Crimes Unit (VCU) are now investigating, the department said in an email about the situation.
The Baton Rouge Crisis Intervention Center offers support for people who are contemplating suicide. Click HERE for the agency's website, or dial 911 for immediate assistance. The center is planning a series of special meetings to deal with a traumatic event. Click HERE to read more about upcoming seminars.
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