On June 20, 2016, at approximately 5:17 p.m., St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office deputies and Maryland State Police troopers responded to the St. George’s Hundred neighborhood in Great Mills, Maryland for a “check the welfare.” The report was for a white male threatening suicide with a handgun.
Responding deputies encountered the 36-year-old subject holding a handgun to his head near a neighborhood pond. A perimeter was established, crisis negotiators were contacted, and emergency services personnel responded to the scene.
Deputies communicated with the subject for a period leading to his safe surrender. He was transported to MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital for an emergency evaluation. There were no injuries as a result of this incident.
The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office thanks members of the St. George’s Hundred community and surrounding areas for their cooperation, patience, and understanding throughout this critical incident.