DOWNTOWN: Man slashing self with razor located and saved by police and firefighters… [VIDEO/AUDIO]
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HN NOTES: Police and firefighters deal with suicidal individuals on a daily basis in the Hyannis area.
Poverty, drugs, mental illness, and an unusually high concentration of mental illness services are just some of the many reasons we routinely see scenes like the following in the downtown Hyannis area.
Police and firefighters routinely encounter desperate individuals who have sadly lost regard for their own safety, and sometimes the safety of others as well…
As you’ll hear and see in the following video, Barnstable Police received a report that a man was actively cutting himself with a razor in the area of North Street. Every second mattered as multiple officers teamed up to communicate description details while searching the area.
Within minutes, a patrolman located the distraught man in the area of 7-Eleven on North Street. The man didn’t want help and took off running from officers. Other officers converged on the area after reports confirmed that the man was actively cutting himself with a razor blade.
The distraught man was finally stopped and taken to the ground on the sidewalk near the intersection of Bassett Lane and Main Street.
Shocked bystanders watched as police and firefighters restrained the combative blood covered patient.
Medics were eventually able to bandage the man’s wrist as police officers helped firefighters struggle to secure him on a stretcher.
Once restrained, the actively suicidal male was rushed to CCH under police escort, where he’ll hopefully get the help he needs…
© 2016 Robert Bastille, HyannisNews.com