Wanting to die “in a blaze of glory,” armed man forces Shasta College lock-down

REDDING — A suicidal man who was armed with multiple firearms and told officials he wanted to “go down in a blaze of glory” was hospitalized for a mental health evaluation after a Sheriff’s hostage negotiator managed to calm the subject and convinced him to exit his parked vehicle, where he had been pointing a gun at himself and threatening […]

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Suicidal SJ man who cut own throat dies in police custody

SAN JACINTO — A suicidal man who had already slashed his own throat and was bleeding profusely by the time authorities arrived to help him had to be subdued with a Taser early Thursday evening, July 11. Despite life saving efforts by deputies as well as medical personnel, the suicidal and knife-wielding man later died from his self-inflicted knife wounds. […]

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UPDATE: I-215 re-opened after officials coax suicidal woman to safety

UPDATED: Thursday, Dec. 13, 5:45 p.m. PERRIS — A woman who had been threatening to leap from the Harley Knox overpass onto the I-215 is in protective custody, after officials coaxed the woman to return onto the safe side of the overpass’s fence tonight. The fence the woman had climbed over is intended to discourage people from jumping off the […]

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Missing suicidal woman with bloody neck laceration located after hours-long search

HEMET — Reports of an injured and wandering woman who may have tried to slash her own throat led to an hours-long search earlier this afternoon, Tuesday, Dec. 4. The victim was eventually located several miles from where she was first spotted, and she was taken to an area hospital for treatment. Today’s search included Hemet PD and CHP officers, […]

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NORCO: Motorists try in vain to save woman who jumped from overpass onto I-15 Freeway

NORCO – A reportedly depressed and suicidal woman jumped from an overpass onto the Interstate I-15 Freeway Tuesday, April 18. The tragic and deadly incident happened in the area of the Sixth Street overpass in Norco. Deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Norco Station and other emergency first responders rushed to the area about 12:48 p.m., “regarding numerous 911 calls reporting […]

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HEMET: Suicidal man, armed with numerous weapons, safely detained after short, but tense stand-off

Writer’s note: The armed and suicidal man in this incident was not pictured or named, due to his status as a “victim.” All suicidal subjects are considered victims, not criminals or suspects. HEMET – After a brief, but tense standoff, City of Hemet police officers managed to safely detain a suicidal man who was reportedly armed with a handgun and […]

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HEMET: Knife-wielding, suicidal man safely subdued by officers

HEMET – Hemet police officers managed to safely take a knife-wielding, suicidal subject into protective custody Saturday, Dec. 17. The volatile incident began shortly before 2:45 p.m. in the 200 block of S. State Street in Hemet. The incident began when City of Hemet emergency dispatchers received a 911 call from a frantic citizen reporting a suicidal subject who was cutting […]

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Deputies safely detain suicidal man in Redding after brief standoff

REDDING – A suicidal man armed with a realistic looking – but replica – handgun was safely detained by Shasta County Sheriff’s deputies Thursday, May 5, Shasta Sheriff’s Deputy J. Ruiz wrote in a press release. During the incident, Airport road was temporarily closed and nearby residents were cautioned to remain in their homes, for their own safety. Deputies have only […]

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