Salt Lake City police say they responded to a report of a drug-addled man attempting suicide early Wednesday morning only to end up fighting off both the purported victim and his brother.
Police Sgt. Cody Lougy said officers and paramedics rushed to an apartment at 1665 S. Riverside Drive (1045 West) about 1:40 a.m. after the suicidal man's brother called 911, indicating his sibling was trying to kill himself after overdosing on cocaine and methamphetamine.
Lougy said emergency personnel found the 22-year-old man in an upstairs bedroom with a belt around his neck and under a blanket, appearing to be limp. Thinking him to be unconscious, two officers were assisting paramedics in taking the man to the ambulance when he suddenly began fighting them.