Dartmouth Police Officers Disarm Suicidal Man
DARTMOUTH — A man has been hospitalized for evaluation after Dartmouth Police officers were able to disarm him as he threatened to harm himself.
Sergeant Scott Stanton, along with officers Victor Morency and Darren Emond, responded to the Rite-Aid on Dartmouth Street at 6:32 p.m. on Sunday after police received reports of a man at that location holding a knife to his own throat.
Upon arrival, police located the man, with Officer Emond engaging him in conversation. As the two talked, Officer Morency positioned himself in a manner that allowed him to safely disarm and restrain the man.
The 56-year-old man was transported to St. Luke's Hospital in New Bedford, where an Application for Temporary Involuntary Hospitalization was filed on him.
No injuries were reported as a result of the incident.