Suicidal Officer Takes Another Officer Hostage
October 28, 2013
A Lansford, Pa., police officer who was taken hostage at gunpoint Friday night by another borough officer tried but failed to keep his abductor from committing suicide, the Carbon County sheriff told The Morning Call newspaper Saturday.
Sheriff Dwight Nothstein identified Officer Chris Ondrus as the hostage and said he was not injured but "very shook up." He said he spoke with Ondrus after the other officer, identified by authorities as David Midas, shot himself shortly before 8 p.m. on a busy Jim Thorpe street.
Authorities said Midas drove the hostage to Broadway in the borough's downtown, where there was a struggle between the men before Midas shot himself on the street.
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RICHARD ISAACS @ 10/28/2013 7:36 PM
THE GOOD GUYS ARE LOSING THE FIGHT. GIVE IT UP TO THE BAD GUYS OR BRING IN THE MILITARY SPECIAL FORCES TO TEACH STREET COPS HOW TO DEAL WITH URBAN WAREFARE.
Gonefishin @ 10/29/2013 3:23 AM
....RICHARD ISAACS, please knock it off...
It is a shame that this happened, we know we are our own worst enemies with police suicides. I am glad the other officer is physically okay. Prayers for the survivors.
Donald @ 10/29/2013 5:48 AM
I think the local police and city police have a very tough job and manage to do it magnificently. I think this country has had just about enough Federal involvement, just keep funding and we will be fine. Also, unless you intend to appear as if you are shouting, learn how to use lower case.
Capt. Crunch @ 10/29/2013 12:52 PM
Right on Donald.
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