The New Era - All about Sweet Home since 1929

By Sean C. Morgan
Of The New Era 

No injuries, man hospitalized after suicide attempt


January 31, 2018

An investigation is ongoing into an incident in which a 32-year-old man

was apprehended Friday, Jan. 26, after police said he threatened suicide

in the parking lot outside the Jim Riggs Community Center.

According to Police Chief Jeff Lynn, at approximately 11:32 a.m. Friday,

Sweet Home police received a report that a man was threatening to shoot

himself. Police officers responded, and “we secured the interior of the

building,” Lynn said.

An officer was stationed inside the building as both the Senior Center and

Boys and Girls Club went into in lockdown status, and occupants inside th...

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