PROVO, Utah (AP) - Police in Provo, Utah, say they had to negotiate for an hour with an armed and suicidal Brigham Young University student outside a Mormon temple before he surrendered.
Police responded to a report of a man with a handgun outside the Mormon temple Wednesday night.
They say they found a 25-year-old man with a gun who had just been disciplined by the church and was upset about it. Police say he pointed the firearm at his chest.
An officer and a friend of the man persuaded him to surrender. The student was taken to Utah Valley Medical Center for an evaluation.
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