SUICIDAL SUBJECT TAKEN INTO CUSTODY

On January 11, 2012, at approximately 1:14 a.m., OceanCitypolice and paramedics responded to a unit in The Jockey Beach Club condominium on 123rd Street in reference to an injured subject.

Emergency personnel arrived at the scene and located two males and a female.  One of the adult males was bleeding from an injury to the hand.  Initially the injured man indicated the injury was the result of a cooking accident and that he had cut himself by accident.   While in the unit, the second male who appeared to be very intoxicated became belligerent and uncooperative.  While Ocean City paramedics were treating the injured male in the ambulance prior to transporting the victim to the hospital, the victim’s girlfriend  made contact with the police in the parking lot and disclosed to police the victim’s injury was actually sustained during a struggle with the intoxicated  male prior to police arrival.

Police were advised the man who was still in the unit, had become very upset after having a telephone conversation with an estranged girlfriend.  He was discovered by the victim attempting to cut his wrists with a knife.  The victim attempted to stop the man and his thumb was cut accidentally while trying to wrestle the knife away from the man.

Police set up a perimeter around the unit and attempted numerous times to make contact with the man who was still in the unit. OCPD officers eventually entered the unit and took the subject into custody without incident.

The man was taken to Peninsula Regional Medical Center for emergency psychological evaluation.  Because no charges have been filed, the OCPD is not releasing the names of the involved parties.