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    This is all SPD is releasing...

    http://spdblotter.seattle.gov/2009/1...arricaded-man/

    Suicidal Barricaded man

    On 11/15/09, at approximately 6:30 p.m., officers responded to 143rd and Stoneway Av N to a call of a suspect who was suicidal, and had access to several firearms.

    Officers responded and contained the block around the suspects home, and called for Hostage Negotiators (HNT) and SWAT. SWAT arrived and took the inner perimeter around the suspects house, and HNT was able to establish contact with the suspect via cell phone. The suspect agreed to exit the house and was taken into custody by SWAT. A loaded .45 caliber handgun was removed from the home and put into evidence for safekeeping.

    The suspect was taken to HMC for a mental health evaluation.
    Seattle Crime has a bit more:
    http://www.seattlecrime.com/2009/11/15/swat-called-out-after-man-barricades-himself-in-haller-lake-townhome
    And I have scanner audio!
    Full incident - 1:54:02 - here
    Time compressed - 27:16 - here

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    If he really was suicidal he wouldn't be alive. What a waste of tax payer money. Isn't there a medical term for folks like this?
    I am not anti Cop I am just pro Citizen.

    U.S. v. Minker, 350 US 179, at page 187
    "Because of what appears to be a lawful command on the surface, many citizens, because
    of their respect for what only appears to be a law, are cunningly coerced into waiving their
    rights, due to ignorance." (Paraphrased)

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    "Oh my God, I hate my life! Someone call 911, cuz I'm gonna kill myself!"

    OMG, Pu$$y! Do it already if you're gonna do it. Don't wait for the cops to show up, just do it. It's like cliff jumping, if you gotta think that long about it, you'll never do it! Way to go dude, waste my hard earned $$.

    Another thing OT, they probably said he was "mentally ill" or something like that. What happened to plain old "crazy", like they used to call them in the old days? I know, I know.... "you can't call people that anymore", blah blah blah. Lets put this guys up in some looney bin for a bit, then cut him loose with therapy. I remember people like this used to get the old "hug yourself" jacket and put away.
    I am the person responsible for myself, my wife and my son. I take that VERY seriously.

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    sudden valley gunner wrote:
    If he really was suicidal he wouldn't be alive. What a waste of tax payer money. Isn't there a medical term for folks like this?
    +1 million........there is the rare one that will kill themselves anyways, but usually it's a cry for help or a plea for attention.......most people that have made up their mind to kill themselves aren't going to call attention to themselves and won't have their mind changed by the police.....

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    Aren't you all glad you paid for this police response?

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    Sorry if I have my facts wrong (I don't have time to listen to the audio), this guy is suicidal against himself didn't have any hostages but they brought in SWAT because he had access to firearms, but then when he came into custody did he ever have the gun on him because the report says they removed it from the home?

    And why does it matter so much if he takes his own life anyway as long as he wasn't planning on killing anyone other than himself I don't see an issue with it. Why is it Police business whether or not someone makes the decision to end ones life or do cops consider suicide a self inflicted homicide.

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    Doesn't look like he claimed to harm anyone else, I don't even know why a single cop even showed up let alone swat, they should have sent in a single person that calls themself a therapist.

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    The police did receive a report that he would kill any officers that tried to intervene, but it's unclear whether he actually said this or not.

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    grishnav wrote:
    The police did receive a report that he would kill any officers that tried to intervene, but it's unclear whether he actually said this or not.
    That makes sense he threatens them to not intervene so instead of obeying his demand they decide to intervene with in force.

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    So lemme get this straight, this guy wants to kill himself without anyone stopping him. So the first thing he does is calls the police to notify them of his activity and what he's doing then warns that anyone who shows up to help will be shot.

    THEN. He waits patiently for them to get there, and gives up without trying.

    Nice.

    Attention *****.

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    It means we have way too many LEO employed and they are looking for incidents to get involved in.
    I am not anti Cop I am just pro Citizen.

    U.S. v. Minker, 350 US 179, at page 187
    "Because of what appears to be a lawful command on the surface, many citizens, because
    of their respect for what only appears to be a law, are cunningly coerced into waiving their
    rights, due to ignorance." (Paraphrased)

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    Or a lot of them have their priorities out of order. How about busting the meth lab down the street or cracking down on druggies?
    Quote Originally Posted by SayWhat View Post

    Shooters before hooters.

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    ^ lol, I could see the meth lab (explosion and what not) but why bother with the people doing drugs, what did they do to you?

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    If we had less cops maybe they'd have better priorities.
    I am not anti Cop I am just pro Citizen.

    U.S. v. Minker, 350 US 179, at page 187
    "Because of what appears to be a lawful command on the surface, many citizens, because
    of their respect for what only appears to be a law, are cunningly coerced into waiving their
    rights, due to ignorance." (Paraphrased)

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