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Armed suicidal man at Cape Canaveral Hospital last night taken into protective custody

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Cocoa Beach Police responded to the parking area of Cape Canaveral Hospital, 701 W. Cocoa Beach Cswy., Sunday evening, January 22, at about 9:15 P.M., regarding what was initially reported to be a man in a vehicle with a gunshot wound.

Officers determined that the man, 57, of Merritt Island, was not shot, but was armed with a handgun and threatening suicide. Brevard County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) was called to assist with a perimeter and negotiations. After several hours, the man exited his vehicle, unarmed, and was taken into protective custody without incident.

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Thank you to BCSO for providing additional resources throughout the night to help ensure a peaceful ending.

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