A Portland Police response to report of an attempted burglary ended in a man’s suicide early Tuesday morning, according to a Portland PD press release.
After responding to a report of a man trying to break into a Hampshire St. home at 4:21 a.m. on Tuesday, a Portland Police officer approached a man sitting on the sidewalk who matched the description of the report.
The man then stood up and started to walk away from the officer before beginning to stab himself, the police stated.
Officers tried to administer first aid after the man collapsed onto the ground, but the police say the suspect later succumbed to his self-inflicted stabbing wounds.
The Portland Police Department urge anyone considering suicide or self-harm to call or text the Maine Crisis line at 988 or 1-888-568-1112.