Police Press Release June 14, 2018
Family Dispute/Suicidal Subject - Hanover
On June 14, 2018 at approximately 9:45 a.m. officers responded to a family dispute/suicidal subject in the 7400 block of Locust Drive in Hanover. A family member met with officers at Locust Drive and Dorsey Road and advised that they had a verbal altercation with the subject. The family member stated that the subject was possibly suicidal and may have access to guns inside the residence. As a result of the argument, the family member stated they left the suspect alone inside the residence to call police.
Officers responded to the residence, set up a perimeter, and were able to confirm that no one else was inside with the subject. After several failed attempts to have the subject exit the residence, the department’s Quick Response Team (QRT) was dispatched for additional resource/assistance. As officers were talking to the subject via cell phone, he fired several gun shots inside the residence. Officers maintained dialogue with the subject and at approximately 1:45 p.m., the individual agreed to come outside, surrendered to officers, and was safely taken into custody.
The individual in this incident is being identified as 38 year-old Joseph Brocki. He is currently being held at a local hospital. This incident is still under investigating and any charges will be applied upon release from the hospital. There were no injuries during this incident.