NBC Evening News for Friday, Nov 27, 1998
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(Los Angeles: Dan Lothian) An in-depth look at the disturbing trend of police officers being duped by people who intend to commit suicide presented; details given about a case in Costa Mesa, California, in which Michael Generakos prompted police to shoot him after he took hostages and a case in Long Island, New York, where a man left a suicide note to the officer who killed him; videos shown. [Costa Mesa police department Lt. Ron SMITH- says it was apparent that the gunman had an agenda.] [Harvard University Medical School Dr. Range HUTSON- says these people force law enforcement officers to shoot them.] [University of Southern California Medical School Dr. Dierdre ANGLIN- cites suicide by cop statistics.]