Brookfield Police Taser Man Attempting 'Suicide by Cop'

Brookfield police tasered a man who allegedly planned to kill himself by attacking officers with a knife.

Brookfield police sent “multiple units” to 370 Candlewood Lake Road Thursday evening after a local man called police dispatch to tell them he had several knives and intended to “commit suicide by cop,” intentionally putting police into a situation where they would be forced to kill him.

Officers arrived at the scene to find the man, whose identity has not been released, sitting on the front lawn of 370 Candlewood Lake with a knife in his hand. According to accounts, the man got up off the ground and began to advance with the knife, at which point police tasered him.

Officers were able to subdue the man without mortal injury — tasering him and wrestling the knife out of his hands — and he was transported to Danbury Hospital for treatment “without further incident.”


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Jim Eastwood July 21, 2012 at 09:55 PM
To SAll Nice job Brookfield PD To all the critics, if you Think you can do it better, THEN TAKE THE TEST and Wear the Badge. The "Rodney King"" comment was Out of line !!! Have Great and Safe day and Thank your Police!!!
Andrew Turkenkopf July 22, 2012 at 03:01 AM
Yeah, for the most part, I don't even begin to assume that I can tell whether what police officers do to subdue a suspect/perpetrator is proper or not. Dangerous, unpredictable people are just that, dangerous and unpredictable. Don't resist or struggle while being arrested because first if you think you are going to get away, you aren't. Police are too well trained to allow that. Second, they don't know if you are going for a weapon of some sort. They are protecting the public and themselves. And I'd rather there be some bruises and someone getting tased rather than someone getting shot, And to Jim: I agree that the "Rodney King" line was inappropriate, and I also admit that I (speaking for myself) couldn't handle the pressure of the job of Police officer, one should still be allowed to express opinions that might be critical even if they don't wish too or can't do the job. (depending on the criticism. Obviously if some one was like "Oh, being a police officer is easy, blah blah blah . . ." they would be in the wrong and should just shut up.)
richie lange August 01, 2012 at 07:00 PM
Brookfield police Highly professional they dont even know the laws about 80% of the force would arrest there own mothers and perform illegal search and sezures all the time they dont even know how to pat someone down properly sticking there hands in pockets and basically strip searching you on the street and forget about it if you want towait for a store to open and stand out side the door apparently your breaking in yeah good job almedia yeah keep the special ed classes up maybe some day you'll learn how to speak properly reading people there rights
Sarah Quintard August 08, 2012 at 08:10 AM
Some of the comments made about the police force are disrepectful and disgusting. I am ashamed to be living in a community that does not appreciate the risks these officers take putting on the uniform everyday. You individuals who are commenting on a single event - if you have a legitimate issue regarding how something is handled you should go and file an actual complaint in the department, not just gossip on an article comments. I highly doubt the validity of your claims against the officers who responded to this call.
Cheryl Lynne O August 25, 2012 at 12:56 AM
Funny how there is a direct correlation between suicide rates and countries with deregulated capitalist economies! years ago when I was 23, I had tried this in Daytona beach, Florida; after police chase running out into Nova Rd. yelling " shoot me pig!" of course the Mickey's malt Liquors and like 40 phenobarbital's before the Ronny James Dio concert helped. when your life is nothing but a financial hassle, death often makes more sense than living life in the " struggle" [ That or homicide in a gang shooting, a fact well known in places like Bridgeport's East End Hood.]


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