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Columbia man charged after claiming to harm son, wanting to assault law enforcement

Police cruisers and other emergency vehicles at Colonial Village trailer court on Monday, June 28, 2021.
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Police cruisers and other emergency vehicles at Colonial Village trailer court on Monday, June 28, 2021.

COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ)

A Columbia man is formally charged after an incident Monday where he claimed to have killed his son and then attempted to assault law enforcement with a blade and have them kill him.

According to court documents, Raul Bravo called dispatch and told them he had killed his son and took the body into the wooded area by the trailer park on the 2900 block of Range Line Street.

When officers arrived, Bravo came out of a trailer with blades in his hand behind his back according to the probable cause statement.

Law enforcement told him multiple times to put the weapons down before police used a TASER and kicked the scissors away from Bravo according to court documents.

While being evaluated for injuries at a local hospital, detectives spoke with Bravo about the incident. Bravo was read his Miranda warning and told police he wanted the police to put him killed.

Bravo is charged with unlawful use of a weapon and first degree assault of a special victim.

A court issued no bond for Bravo.

Karl Wehmhoener

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