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Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris evacuated after suicide inside the landmark church

| May 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

PARIS — Some 1,500 visitors were cleared out of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris after a man put a letter on the altar of the 850-year-old monument Tuesday, pulled out a gun and shot himself in the head. It’s the first suicide in decades at the landmark site, Monsignor Patrick Jacquin, the cathedral’s rector, told […]

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Florida Church Shooting: Man Dead in Apparent Suicide, Woman Wounded, Police Say

| December 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

A Florida church service ended in tragedy Sunday afternoon when outside the church building, a man shot a woman multiple times, then killed himself, authorities and witnesses say. Hundreds of congregants were exiting the sanctuary at Faith Center Church in Sunrise, Fla., just before 1 p.m., when the man began opening fire at the woman, […]

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Hazmat team responds to ‘chemical suicide’ case in Washington state

| October 4, 2011 | 0 Comments

SEATTLE — A hazardous-materials team and bomb squad were called Sunday morning to the parking lot of a church in the East Bremerton, Wash., area, where a man's body was found in a pickup along with a sign on the driver's window warning people to steer clear of the vehicle because of a deadly gas. […]

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Social Media Personality Commits Suicide In Church Parking Lot

| September 4, 2011 | 0 Comments

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Authorities in Greenville County said Twitter and Facebook personallity Trey Pennington took his own life Sunday morning. Greenville police said around 11:00 a.m. Sunday, they received a call about a man in possession of a gun at Second Presbyterian Church on River Street. Authorities said they found the man, later identified as […]

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Nev. couple return to Fla. church for suicide pact

| July 29, 2011 | 0 Comments

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas couple traveled from their home in Nevada to the Florida church where they were married 40 years ago to kill themselves in an apparent suicide pact, police said. A pastor found Bruce Wright and his wife, Patricia Wright, Sunday morning beneath an oak tree behind Friendship United Methodist […]

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Upset, man attempts suicide in church

| May 31, 2011 | 0 Comments

Man tries to set himself on fire in an Amboli church because his five-year-old daughter was being denied admission in a school Upset at his daughter being denied admission in a school because of late payment of fees, the father of a five-year-old attempted to immolate himself in the middle of a prayer service in […]

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Winterport Church Fire Ruled Arson/Suicide

| May 8, 2011 | 0 Comments

Winterport – The State Fire Marshal's Office says a young man who died in a Winterport Fire Thursday intentionally set fire to the building and himself. The death of 20-year-old Wilbur "Wes" Strout of Hancock has been ruled a suicide by the Medical Examiner's Office. Authorities say strout broke into the Calvary Apostolic Church on […]

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Man shoots self outside Owensboro church; Facebook post cites ‘torment’ of priest abuse

| February 6, 2011 | 0 Comments

OWENSBORO — An Owensboro man who shot and killed himself Thursday morning in the parking lot of Blessed Mother Catholic Church made a post on his Facebook page earlier in the day about the "pain and torment" he experienced because of sexual abuse in the Catholic church. The Owensboro Police Department received a call at […]

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