Mathieu Michaud (5957)

4/10/2011: Michaud, facing an upcoming sentencing hearing in an assault case, called 911 to report himself suicidal. He confronted responding officers with three knives and an apparent handgun. Ordered to drop his weapons, he refused, and was shot twice and fatally wounded. Michaud father was an eyewitness to the event, disputed the police version of events, and was himself handcuffed when he tried to call his wife.

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