(La Porte, IN) - La Porte Police safely captured a man threatening to shoot himself in separate incidents within a 48 hour period.
Officers about 5 p.m. yesterday responded to a report of shots fired in the 300 block of Park Street. Upon arrival, polices said a suicidal male exited a house holding a gun to his head and was threatening to harm himself.
After some time, police were able to get the individual to lower his weapon. When he lowered his weapon, police said officers used non-lethal bean bag rounds to subdue him and prevent him from causing harm to himself. The individual was taken to Northwest Health La Porte for treatment.
Police said the La Porte County Sheriff’s Office and the Michigan City Police Department assisted with the call.
Officers Friday afternoon responded to a similar situation in the parking lot of Round The Clock restaurant on Pine Lake Avenue. The man threatening to shoot himself was also hit with bean bags fired from shotguns and stunned long enough for officers to safely take him into custody and get him to the hospital for treatment. For more information on the Friday incident, click here.
Further information was not released by the police department.