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Man charged with four counts of threatening after stabbing himself four times

By Mason White 4:22 PM March 17, 2016
Donald Reed 

By: Tanya Malhotra
A man was arrested on four charges of threatening for stabbing himself four times after being confronted by police, police in New Hampshire said.

Gilmanton police said that they have arrested 63-year-old Donald Reed, after being involved in a standoff with officers for several hours.

Reed was charged with four counts of criminal threatening with a deadly weapon and two counts of resisting arrest. He was booked into the Belknap County Jail, and was denied bail.

According to the police, officers were called to the suspect’s home at 230 Crystal Lake Road around 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, for a welfare check after he made suicidal comments to family members.

The officers tried to reach out to Reed by phone, but he made a suicidal threat and hung up. Reed raised a knife over his head and lunged at the officers after they broke into the home.

Reed then followed the officers to the porch, where there was a brief exchange between them. The officers tried to use a stun gun, but it had no effect.

Reed then stabbed himself four times in the stomach. SWAT members entered the home and arrested Reed. Reed was taken to the Lakes Region General Hospital, before being taken to jail.