EAST HAMPTON: Standoff With Police En...

EAST HAMPTON: Standoff With Police Ends With Suicide

There are 22 comments on the Hartford Courant story from Nov 14, 2008, titled EAST HAMPTON: Standoff With Police Ends With Suicide. In it, Hartford Courant reports that:

East Hampton police say a standoff Wednesday ended with the death of a man who committed suicide sometime after police arrived at the scene.

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gun-ho

United States

#1 Nov 14, 2008
Were were the State Police, Why didn't anyone hear the gun shot? The town could be in trouble over this. should have been handled better.
toomuch

Greenfield, MA

#2 Nov 14, 2008
I agree, how could they not hear the gunshot and why was it necessary after 8 hours to storm the house with tear gas basically destroying all the windows in the house and making the entire home unlivable?

The house is completely boarded up now and the family that lived in the bottom apartment is now out of a home.

Sounds like a lot more force was used than was necessary on this one...
someone

Orange, CT

#3 Nov 14, 2008
from what i understand he killed himself shorty after 7 pm that's what i have heard....and none of the residents couldn't go back home until the next day....
MACDAD

Hartford, CT

#6 Nov 14, 2008
Good Job EH police. Only that guy died an no one else. He must have checked his 401(k) HA HA HA

“What Happened to Common Sense?”

Since: Oct 08

Connecticut

#7 Nov 14, 2008
MACDAD wrote:
Good Job EH police. Only that guy died an no one else. He must have checked his 401(k) HA HA HA
Is that necessary? There's a family that lost a son, brother, father...maybe show a little compassion? My deepest sympathies to the family.
Jumbo Morris

New York, NY

#8 Nov 14, 2008
Sounds like the police did an excellent job. They protected everyone from a troubled man with a gun. To me it sounds like they used reasonable force. I cant see any lawsuits out of this. Thank you EH Police for keeping us safe!
ron

New Ipswich, NH

#9 Nov 14, 2008
Did the police even notify the school right there? If they did, hwy didnt the cops tell thep arents?
Live and let live

Denver, CO

#10 Nov 14, 2008
Why is there a problem, if a person wishes to kill themselves, why do people call the police, they are not going to do anything but make the situation worse.

No one was in danger except the man who ultimately killed himself, in the end after all the teargas and bullsh$t he still ended up dead, so what was the point of all of that?
Southington Girl

Southington, CT

#11 Nov 15, 2008
ron wrote:
Did the police even notify the school right there? If they did, hwy didnt the cops tell thep arents?
looks like you need to go back to school to learn how to spell/type!

Since: Feb 08

Cromwell, CT

#12 Nov 15, 2008
Why is it the police get scrutinized over this man's death? Anyone ever been in a situation like this?! I'm sure they did the best they could. And, how does anyone know that no one else's life is in danger? If this guy wanted to take his life, he should've gone to some deserted woods or something. Its very sad but don't go trying to blame the police for doing their job! If you could do better, join the force.
DJ Merrill

United States

#13 Nov 15, 2008
It is always unfortunate when a life is ended by a self inflected gun shot wound. It gives gun haters more amunition to try to take away our second amendmendment rights.
Also, who will pay for all of the damage inflicted on the home owners? Does anyone care about property owners rights?

Since: Apr 07

Location hidden

#14 Nov 15, 2008
messedupworld wrote:
Why is it the police get scrutinized over this man's death? Anyone ever been in a situation like this?! I'm sure they did the best they could. And, how does anyone know that no one else's life is in danger? If this guy wanted to take his life, he should've gone to some deserted woods or something. Its very sad but don't go trying to blame the police for doing their job! If you could do better, join the force.
I love window shopping this forum. Anything with cops/police draws the same folks, me included. In this case there is always one nut case that has a thing for the police in this town ever since they got arrested, I would assume. You see him here under different names. Same guy, just different names.

He's at least predictable and consistent.
Art

Denver, CO

#15 Nov 15, 2008
Jumbo Morris wrote:
Sounds like the police did an excellent job. They protected everyone from a troubled man with a gun. To me it sounds like they used reasonable force. I cant see any lawsuits out of this. Thank you EH Police for keeping us safe!
Hopefully this post was a bad joke, Jumbo.
Reasonable force? They completely destroyed the house! They fired fifty (50!) tear gas cannisters. They fired concussion grenades. All presumably after the man was already dead.
Who are they protecting? It was one guy alone in an upstairs apartment. There was no access from the second floor to the bottom yet they destroyed that too. If they were trying to save the guy's life do you think surrouding the house with 100 officers and swat teams and snipers and amorored vehicles was the way to do it?
Someone has to hold the police accountable for these outrageous acts.
Melissa

New Ipswich, NH

#16 Nov 15, 2008
Live and let live wrote:
Why is there a problem, if a person wishes to kill themselves, why do people call the police, they are not going to do anything but make the situation worse.
No one was in danger except the man who ultimately killed himself.
Number one, suicide is illegal. The police have to be there to arrest the criminal after the deed is done. Number two, the Church will tell you that killing yourself will get you into a heck of a lot of trouble later on. Number three, how many times do you get to destroy a house with tear gas?

Kidding aside, police did a nice job.

A friend

Greenfield, MA

#17 Nov 16, 2008
-Reno- wrote:
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Is that necessary? There's a family that lost a son, brother, father...maybe show a little compassion? My deepest sympathies to the family.
Thank you for saying that...as it happens, the man left behind two beautiful teenaged daughters, one of whom was with him at the time that this was going on. Sensitivity and compassion are definitely needed for all those concerned.
Jumbo Morris

New York, NY

#18 Nov 17, 2008
Art wrote:
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Hopefully this post was a bad joke, Jumbo.
Reasonable force? They completely destroyed the house! They fired fifty (50!) tear gas cannisters. They fired concussion grenades. All presumably after the man was already dead.
Who are they protecting? It was one guy alone in an upstairs apartment. There was no access from the second floor to the bottom yet they destroyed that too. If they were trying to save the guy's life do you think surrouding the house with 100 officers and swat teams and snipers and amorored vehicles was the way to do it?
Someone has to hold the police accountable for these outrageous acts.
Let me guess, you wrote the police manual on handling these types of situations?? I just love armchair quarterbacks who think they know everything. Dude.. don't give up your job at McDonalds.
Stacey

Mechanicsville, VA

#19 Nov 18, 2008
Its EH CONNECTICUT NOT NEW YORK.. HARTFORD COURANT FROM HARTFORD CT
gung-ho

United States

#20 Nov 18, 2008
Jumbo Morris wrote:
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Let me guess, you wrote the police manual on handling these types of situations?? I just love armchair quarterbacks who think they know everything. Dude.. don't give up your job at McDonalds.
You don't have to be a quarterback to call in the State Police. town of East Hamptons Insurance will pay for this one.....
Use Some Common Sense

Spotsylvania, VA

#21 Nov 22, 2008
East Hampton Police Chief will not call in the State Police for anything. The State Police were not at this incident.
gung-ho

United States

#22 Nov 24, 2008
Use Some Common Sense wrote:
East Hampton Police Chief will not call in the State Police for anything. The State Police were not at this incident.
That was my point, with out pointing at one person, thank you...

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