Police Stop Potential Suicide

Long Beach and Nassau police surround West Park Avenue home where man was barricaded.

Long Beach Police Department headquarters. (Credit: Joseph Kellard)
Long Beach Police Department headquarters. (Credit: Joseph Kellard)

A man contemplating suicide was talked into surrendering to authorities early Tuesday morning, according to the Long Beach Police Department.

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In reply to a Patch inquiry about reported police activity on West Park Avenue near Washington Boulevard late Monday evening, the LBPD said that the department received a call at 10:53 p.m. about a male subject threatening suicide who was barricaded in his home on the 400 block of West Park.  

When Long Beach officers arrived on the scene, they secured the perimeter of the property and notified the Nassau County Bureau of Special Operations and LBPD Commissioner Michael Tangney, who responded to the scene, Lt. Eric Cregeen, an LBPD spokesman, told Patch.

At approximately 1:39 a.m. Tuesday, the male subject was secured without incident and transported by a county ambulance to Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow.

“A Nassau County hostage negotiator was also notified, [and the] officers maintained contact with the aided and eventually convinced him to surrender voluntarily,” Cregeen said.

Eddie October 08, 2013 at 05:57 PM
Nice job by a good bunch of guys.
moe October 09, 2013 at 03:18 PM
Hmmm? Why do we always need to call in Nassau County PD to "assist" LBPD? I thought we pay these guys big BIG money to work in this dangerous city. Maybe its Time to look at just bringing in NCPD!


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