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Brookfield Man Charged in 2 'Suicide by Cop' Attempts

Brian Quinn was charged after being brought to Danbury Hospital for observation Tuesday.

Brookfield police have charged resident Brian Quinn, 45, with breach of peace in the second degree and interfering with an officer (non-assaultive) after police were called to his apartment at 370 Candlewood Lake Road by threatening officers with a knife in the hope that they would end his life.

In both instances, , retrieve the weapon and take him into custody without further injury.

On Tuesday, the more recent of the two incidents, police were again called to the apartment complex at the corner of Candlewood Lake Road and the entrance to Candlewood Shores, this time on reports of a man holding a knife and cutting himself.

Upon arrival, officers spoke with an intoxicated Quinn, knife in hand, through his ground floor window. At one point in the discussion Quinn apparently became distracted and police used the opportunity to Tase him and end the standoff.

Quinn was brought to Danbury Hospital where he is being held for 72 hours for observation. Once released from the hospital Quinn will be on his own recognizance, with a written promise to appear in Danbury Superior Court on August 2.

Quinn pled guilty to illegal operation of a motor vehicle under the influence in 2005 and again in 2006, according to court records, and was sentenced to two years of jail time, suspended after one year, and three years of probation.

Kristen Papucci July 25, 2012 at 11:09 PM
Sending prayers that Mr. Quinn finally gets the help that he needs, and very thankful that nobody was seriously hurt.
mike murphy July 26, 2012 at 04:46 PM
you are a very caring person, Kristen
mike murphy July 26, 2012 at 04:51 PM
this guy Brain has been in the mental state he is in for 6 years that i know of. he was very depressing to even hold a convesation with. he should have sought help when help was available, but he didn't ask for it.

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