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June 19, 2012 at 3:57 PM

UPDATE: Fire out; suicidal man rescued

UPDATE, 5:28 p.m. | A man threatening to kill himself inside of a Fisherman’s Terminal workshop where he lit a rag fire surrendered himself to Seattle Police Department officers after injuring one wrist, said Kyle Moore, spokesman for the Seattle Fire Department.

Firefighters were able to put out the rag fire quickly, but Seattle Police Department officers spent almost an hour carefully persuading the man to not harm himself, Moore said. After experiencing a seizure from the smoke fumes and losing some consciousness, the man eventually waved police officers in, where no weapon was found.

He was sent to Harborview Medical Center in serious condition, Moore said.

EARLIER POST, 3:57 p.m. | A man threatening to kill himself is inside a commercial building that is on fire near the Fisherman’s Terminal on Commodore Way.  Seattle firefighters are trying to take down the flames while being cautious of the distraught man.

“We are now actively trying to fight the fire. We’re trying to take precautions because we have a suicidal male inside,” said Kyle Moore, spokesman for the Seattle Fire Department.

He said the man may also be armed.

 

Comments | Topics: Fisherman's Terminal, Kyle Moore, Seattle Fire Department

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