Dramatic video shows suicide by cop encounter

TAMPA BAY, Fla. (WFLA) — A dramatic, life-threatening situation was caught on camera.

The man’s plan was to commit suicide by cop. For five minutes, one deputy tried to talk him out of it. The deputy then demanded that the man drop his weapon. A second deputy arrived as backup. There was a lot of yelling and a lot of commands were disobeyed.

This is what law enforcement officers encounter everyday. It’s all captured on video.

Then the suspect yells to his girlfriend “are you watching?”

You can watch what happens next, Monday at 6 p.m. on News Channel 8.

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