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Tragedy Avoided in La Porte Restaurant Parking Lot

(La Porte, IN) - Friday evening local police diffused a potentially lethal situation in a restaurant parking lot.


At about 5 p.m. La Porte City Police arrived to Round the Clock Restaurant on Pine Lake Avenue.  A man living in the county was reportedly suicidal and led County Sheriff’s deputies to the restaurant’s parking lot.


According to a police statement, the man was holding a gun to his head and threatening to harm himself.  When he briefly lowered the weapon, police fired non-lethal beanbag rounds to take him down without further incident.


No other details have been released about the situation, except that the man was taken to Northwest Health for treatment.

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