ABINGTON, Pa. (AP) – Police in Montgomery County struggled and disarmed a man who wanted to commit “suicide by cop.”

Abington police stopped the 32-year-old at Limekiln Pike and Mount Carmel Avenue overnight.

The officers discovered the man had a gun and a struggle for the weapon ensued, with police firing five shots from the weapon to empty it. The man was wrestled to the ground.

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An officer sustained a shoulder injury and had trouble hearing because the gun discharged near his ear.

The man was taken to a hospital.

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