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Suspected Heroin Addiction Leads to Overdose, Attempted Suicide by Train

The following was culled from Cuyahoga Falls police reports and radio dispatches on Aug. 13 and 16. It does not indicate a conviction.

  • A suicidal man reportedly stood between the railroad tracks along Broad Boulevard early Thursday morning and waited for a train to run him over; however, a friend intervened and pulled the man off the tracks as a locomotive approached, according to radio dispatches. The man fled, called his girlfriend and said he was still intent on committing suicide. CSX shut down all northbound and southbound railroad traffic while police searched for him. Following a brief foot chase, he was detained. It appeared the man was intoxicated and possibly going through heroin withdrawal.  
  • Cuyahoga Falls police got a call Monday evening about a suspected heroin overdose on the 1900 block of High Street. EMS, along with Falls police officers, rushed to the scene. Paramedics found a 23-year-old man lying unconscious on the floor of the residence and worked to revive him. The man was stabilized and taken to Two burnt spoons and other drug paraphernalia were found at the scene. Police are investigating.
Jessica Litton August 16, 2012 at 04:01 PM
Why didn't they put him in a mental hospital??? Why would they let him go after all he did? That is crazy!!!
THOMAS KANE August 16, 2012 at 04:34 PM
THEY USE too put them in mental hospitals or wards for @ 72 hrs.observation.but not anymore.
joe August 18, 2012 at 01:56 AM
The police should have used their stun guns on him..He wouldn;t want any drugs once the voltage cooked him..More power to the cops...
Julian the Apostate September 30, 2012 at 12:39 AM
Wow joe, what an inspiring call for more barbarism, brutality and needless violence...

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