Police struggle, disarm troubled man in Montgomery County

    Police in Montgomery County struggled and disarmed a man who wanted to commit “suicide by cop.”

    Abington police stopped the 32-year-old at Limekiln Pike and Mount Carmel Avenue overnight.

    The officers discovered the man had a gun and a struggle for the weapon ensued, with police firing five shots from the weapon to empty it. The man was wrestled to the ground.

    An officer sustained a shoulder injury and had trouble hearing because the gun discharged near his ear.

    The man was taken to a hospital.

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