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Suicide by cop attempt thwarted by pepper spray

Rain Smith, NET News Service • Jul 26, 2013 at 9:06 AM

A Blountville woman called police on her son, 24, who became irate after she refused to give him money. When police arrived he was swinging a yard mattock in one hand and holding a knife in the other — telling police multiple times that they'd have to shoot him. Pepper spray was eventually deployed to his face and he was taken into custody, charged with aggravated assault and resisting arrest.

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