Fort Mill officers took a suicidal man to Piedmont Medical Center after he threatened to force officers to shoot him outside police headquarters.
A police report, released this week, described the stressful events of last Friday morning when the 22-year-old man came to headquarters on Confederate Street with his mother. The mother had come with him to address a previously-issued citation.
While in the lobby, the young man said he was going to shoot himself. He threatened to “jump in front of a car,” the report says.
“Tell the police, come outside and shoot me,” he reportedly said.
The man then walked outside to the parking lot, where officers detained him and placed him into emergency protective custody. He was then taken to PMC without incident, a report says.
A post on the mother’s Facebook page last month asked friends for donations for “Stop Soldier Suicide.”