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Attempted suicide in Isabella Plains standoff with Police

By Cameron - 4 August 2008 86

ABC is reporting that there was a police standoff with a man in a vehicle on Isabella Dr.

It ended with the man shooting himself. He is now in Canberra Hospital.

Story here.

UPDATED: The police statement is in the latest police wrap.

ANOTHER UPDATE: Police now reporting that he expired this morning.

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Attempted suicide in Isabella Plains standoff with Police
Madman 11:05 pm 04 Aug 08

LOL turn your back and we’ll go Carney all over ya! Then you’ll want to “(sing from this point)Waltzing Matilda with me….(quickly add)and Johnboy…”

johnboy 10:55 pm 04 Aug 08

thecman said :

JB – are you suggesting suicide is a long and noble Australian tradition? I hope you aren’t, but it certainly appears as though you are. If so, I wonder if you could let us know exactly what is noble about shooting oneself?

Dude, I didn’t write our national song.

Don’t like it, turn your back when they play Waltzing Matilda.

grunge_hippy 10:24 pm 04 Aug 08

i wondered what it was… there are still police there now. Made getting out of isabella plains onto drakeford just that little trickier than normal…

DJ 10:20 pm 04 Aug 08

I live in the area it happened and I have been asked by people who talk then think…

Madman 10:16 pm 04 Aug 08

LOL love that last fact!! Thanks for clearing that up DJ!!! Wouldn’t have guessed! Maan, what would I have done without your attention to detail!!!

πŸ™‚

DJ 10:06 pm 04 Aug 08

I guess we’ll all have to wait this out until the facts are made public… assume to your hearts content but this may have only minor relevance to the DJ incident (obviously not me).

thecman 9:52 pm 04 Aug 08

JB – are you suggesting suicide is a long and noble Australian tradition? I hope you aren’t, but it certainly appears as though you are. If so, I wonder if you could let us know exactly what is noble about shooting oneself?

dragonflygal 9:51 pm 04 Aug 08

Madman there is a memorial on Gundaroo Drive, a tree and flowers planted by the family of a woman who I think was killed by a drink driver.

The guys building the road and roundabout have been instructed to keep it alive, and replant it in the middle of the round about – it’s apparently drawn into the plans as well.

madman 9:46 pm 04 Aug 08

Hey… I wonder what you have to do to get rid of memorials.
Like imagine if one was right out the front of your house… You wouldn’t want it there…

What if it was on a major road and the gumberment decided to duplicate the road again and it was in the way? Just something I was thinkin about the other day… The life I live! LOL

bubzie 9:36 pm 04 Aug 08

so, thats what happened?? i heard something about shooting in isabella plains, and just thought “yep, sounds like a typical day in isabella..”

it was such an arse getting home because of it..

Pandy 9:22 pm 04 Aug 08

Oh no he will become a legend like that druggie in Ngunnawal who has a memorial beside the road.

johnboy 9:19 pm 04 Aug 08
    Up rode the Squatter a riding his thoroughbred
    Up rode the Trooper – one, two, three
    “Where’s that jumbuck you’ve got in your tucker bag?”,
    “You’ll come a-waltzing Matilda with me”.

    But the swagman he up and jumped in the water hole
    Drowning himself by the Coolabah tree,
    And his ghost may be heard as it sings in the Billabong,
    “Who’ll come a-waltzing Matilda with me?”

Long and noble Australian tradition

madman 9:15 pm 04 Aug 08

wow… I was there just as they closed the road…

scary – will be interesting to see if this person survived and the reason for inflicting a gunshot wound to himself….

Deadmandrinking 9:14 pm 04 Aug 08

Eerily similar to something else…

Pandy 9:09 pm 04 Aug 08

Missed by that much 99

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