Citizens For A Better Norwood

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

SWAT team persuades Norwood man to give up peacefully

Dennis Shrader called police to his Norwood Avenue apartment at about 11 p.m. last night and threatened suicide by a drug overdose, according to Sgt. Lou Pauly of the NPD. When officers arrived, he was armed with a knife, and, said Sgt. Pauly, he told them he wanted to “commit suicide by cop” and urged them to shoot him. He was reportedly on prescription drugs over the past several days. The officers called the Swat team, and they convinced Dennis Shrader to give up peacefully by 3:49 a.m. He was charged with inducing panic and disorderly conduct and taken to University Hospital for psychiatric evaluation.