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Anaheim Man Threatens ‘Suicide by Cop’ gets Arrested for Domestic Violence

Anaheim police Sgt. Darin Wyatt said that the police were called to the Friendly Village mobile home park on La Palma Ave. after a report of domestic violence. But, before the police had arrived, the suspect, a man in his 30’s, fled saying he wasn’t going to go quietly and threatening “suicide by cop.”

According to Sgt. Wyatt the police set up a perimeter around the mobile home park to search for him. The people in the area were warned to shelter in place because it was unknown if the man was armed.

Anaheim’s city police helicopter was sent in, to provide a spotlight and aerial surveillance. Soon after the police in the helicopter spotted a man fitting the suspect’s description hiding in the bushes around the search area. Officers were sent to that location and arrested the suspect “without incident,” Wyatt said.

The man was taken to the hospital for minor injuries from him jumping off a wall while trying to escape. He will be booked on felony domestic violence charges, Wyatt said.

If you or a loved one is suspected of domestic violence, call Orange County criminal defense lawyer Staycie R. Sena at (949) 477-8088 for a consultation now.