When Raritan Police found a man threatening to take his own life, they used their training to save his life.
On March 9 at 10:48 p.m., Raritan officers were called to a home on a report of a suicidal man, according to police. Officers found a 35-year-old Raritan man in his bedroom who started to demand that the officers shoot him as he picked up a box cutter. The man continued to say that he wanted to die. After several minutes, officers were able to de-escalate the situation and the man dropped the box cutter. The man agreed to be voluntarily taken to a local hospital for evaluation with no injuries to officer or the subject.