Witnesses told detectives that they heard the officer repeatedly giving the suspect commands to “stop,” and that they heard the suspect shouting profanities at the officer.
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The incident began at 10:38PM, when dispatchers from the Dover Police Department received a call from a Crisis Center indicating that James Long, was having suicidal thoughts and had vocalized a plan to commit “suicide by cop.” Long has been the subject of previous incidents with the Dover Police Department, including one occasion where similar threats were made.
Maryland Police Beat: Jeffrey Flaherty admits he tried to get police to kill him during stand-off in domestic drama
Jeffery Allan Flaherty has been charged with 4 counts of 1st Degree Assault. During his interview, he admitted to pointing an object at the police during the encounter in the home in an attempt to force officers to shoot him. During the officers’ execution of a search warrant, multiple firearms were recovered from the home, including a handgun hidden in the basement ceiling. Flaherty is being held on a $250,000 bond, pending bond in District Court in Rockville