Police Detail Efforts to Subdue Suicidal Subject at Vacant Supermarket Building

SAN ANGELO- The San Angelo Police Department has released information regarding a structure fire and an armed man with suicidal tendencies.

On July 1, 2022, just before 7:30 a.m., the San Angelo Police Department and San Angelo Fire Department were dispatched to 1926 North Bryant Boulevard in reference to a structure fire.

Upon arrival, Officers observed flames and a large amount of smoke exiting from the building.

After the fire was suppressed by the fire department, officers located a male subject inside the building. Police saw that the male was armed with an edged weapon — a box cutter — and had suicidal tendencies.

In a coordinated effort, members of the SAPD’s Crisis Negotiation Team communicated with the distraught male which ultimately resulted in a peaceful resolution.

Tom Green County Sheriff’s Office Mental Health Unit responded to the scene and subsequently transported the 35-year-old male to a nearby hospital for evaluation and treatment.

The SAFD’s Fire Marshall’s Office and SAPD’s Criminal Investigations Division are investigating the cause of the fire.

No officers or civilians were injured during the course of this incident.


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