Palm Harbor, Florida -- On Christmas Eve a deputy subdued a suicidal, 78-year-old man who was upset his daughter was not visiting for Christmas.

Deputy John Sachse responded to a home in Palm Harbor in regards to a man who was attempting to hang himself with a belt. The man, Justin Tucker, was also armed with a hatchet/hammer and a rifle. Upon arrival, Tucker moved towards Deputy Sachse, waving his hatchet and rifle, and remained unresponsive to his wife's attempts to calm him down.

Tucker continually ignored Deputy Sachse's requests to put the weapons down and eventually the deputy used his electronic control device on Tucker. After being hit by the device Tucker fell to the ground and was handcuffed. Tucker sustained minor injuries to his head from the fall and was treated on scene. He was then transported to a local hospital for evaluation.

Ms. Tucker told deputies her husband was upset because his daughter would not be visiting for Christmas.

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