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Feb 21, 2014

Woonsocket


 On February 20th 2014 at 1854 hours Woonsocket Police received a 911 call in regards to a male subject in a vehicle outside of the ambulance entrance to Landmark Medical Center threatening to commit suicide. Woonsocket Police established a perimeter and Landmark Medical Center was sent into a lockdown.

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Woonsocket Police Department

242 Clinton St.·Woonsocket,Rhode Island02895-3276

401-766-1212 · Fax 401-766-8897 · Emergencies 401-769-1111

 On February 20th 2014 at 1854 hours Woonsocket Police received a 911 call in regards to a male subject in a vehicle outside of the ambulance entrance to Landmark Medical Center threatening to commit suicide. Woonsocket Police established a perimeter and Landmark Medical Center was sent into a lockdown.

     Woonsocket Police identified the subject as Jose Giles 55 years old from Burriville, RI. and determined that Giles was upset over some family problems. Negotiators from Woonsocket Police Department talked with Mr. Giles for several hours in an attempt to end the standoff. During the standoff Mr. Giles eventually exited his vehicle and at that time Woonsocket Special Response Team members used a distraction device  to disorient Giles.

     SRT Members then engaged Giles in order to take him into custody. During this engagement Giles pulled the trigger of what was a .22 caliber rifle firing a round into the air. He was then subdued and taken into custody. Giles was medically evaluated by Landmark staff and transported to Woonsocket Police Department were he was charged with Possession of a Firearm after being convicted of a crime of violence, Carrying a weapon While Intoxicated, Carrying a loaded weapon in a motor vehicle and Discharging a firearm in a Compact Area.