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Police encounter suicidal woman NORTHWEST DISTRICT --...

Police encounter suicidal woman

NORTHWEST DISTRICT -- Police were called out to Foy Park early

Thursday when a woman threatened to kill herself.

An officer on park patrol noticed the 63-year-old Burbank woman in

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the parking lot with her car running about 1:30 a.m., police said.

When he asked the woman what she was doing in the park after it was

closed, she told him she was going to shoot herself or crash the car

into a tree, police said.

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The park officer called for two other officers and a negotiator to

assist in the situation, and the negotiator was eventually able to

get the woman to leave the car. No gun was found inside the car, and

the woman was taken to Olive View Medical Center in Sylmar for a

psychiatric evaluation, police said.

Ben Godar

MDA seeks

telethon volunteers

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NORTHWEST DISTRICT -- Burbank-based Muscular Dystrophy Assn. is

seeking volunteers to answer phones and help out behind the scenes at

next month’s Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon. The 23-hour telethon will

begin at 6 p.m. Aug. 31 and will be televised by KCAL 9.

Funds raised through the telethon support people affected by more

than 40 neuromuscular diseases.

For more information on becoming a volunteer, call 848-7000.

Molly Shore

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