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On March 7, 2019 at 10:13am Officer Linda Gutierrez responded to a car accident at the intersection of E. Livingston Ave. & Brookwood Rd. (east Columbus). What appeared to be a victim of the accident quickly became irate/irrational while Officer Gutierrez was trying to access the situation. The 27-year-old male berated the officer, threatened suicide by cop and continued to approach her when she asked him to back up. "She showed amazing restraint in the entire video. Officer Wendell Tolber is first to arrive and uses a taser on the suspect ending the confrontation. She is a superstar to say the least," said Officer Gutierrez's supervisor Lt. David Knight. The department blurred the faces of the suspect and the victim of the purse snatching because she chose not to pursue charges. The suspect was taken to receive mental health help.
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