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Robbery Suspect Commits Suicide In Empty House

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SOUTHINGTON, Conn. (AP) — Police say a suspected bank robber who forced Southington schools into lockdown has cut his throat and died.

The man tried to rob a bank Tuesday morning, then crashed his vehicle before fleeing on foot.

Police say he later kicked in the door of an unoccupied home and cut his throat. He was taken to an area hospital where he was declared dead.

Southington police identified the suspect as Brian Jacobs, 28.   They say he had a lengthy criminal history and was on parole.  He was also arrested for in November, 2011 for robbing the same bank.

 

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