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Man threatened to harm himself at Torrington church parking lot

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Austin Cyr (Torrington Police) Austin Cyr (Torrington Police)
TORRINGTON, CT (WFSB) -

Torrington police arrested a man who threatened to harm himself at a church parking lot on Tuesday.

The man, identified as 22-year-old Austin Cyr, was at the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church on Tuesday morning threatening to harm himself with an edged weapon, police said.

According to police, Cyr stated he was armed with a knife and would assault officers if they approached him, and create a suicide by a cop situation. 

Cyr ran from police, into the Torringford School parking lot, which was notified to secure in place.

Officers were able to take Cyr into custody.

Police said he was in possession of a razor box cutter, hypodermic needles, THC edibles and other drug paraphernalia. He was taken to the hospital for treatment.

He was charged with assault on a police officer, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession in a school zone, interfering with an officer, and breach of peace.

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