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Posted: Friday, July 12, 2013 9:13 pm | Updated: 9:31 pm, Fri Jul 12, 2013.

LOGAN - On July 12, 2013, Logan City Police Department was dispatched to a report of suicidal man with a gun . The complainant stated 67 year old Paul Holman was intoxicated, at his friends house located at 570 East 170 South and threatening suicide.

Officers responded and set up a perimeter around the house and began negotiating Mr. Holman. Officers were able to observe Mr. Holman while negotiating with him and could see he was holding a firearm. After 40 minutes of negotiation with Mr. Holman, he agreed to relinquish control of the firearm. In his attempt to stand, Mr. Holman accidentally fired the handgun into the grass in front of him. There was no injury or damage to property as a result of the accidental discharge.

Police were able to take custody of Mr. Holman without further incident. He was transported by Logan Police Department to Logan Regional Hospital for evaluation.

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