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New Richmond Police apprehended an armed man downtown on Friday morning. (Photo by Micheal Foley)

UPDATE: Police apprehend armed man on Knowles Avenue

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At first it seemed that intervention by local cops may have prevented a man from taking his own life with a knife last week in the heart of downtown New Richmond.


Upon closer examination, it appeared that the man pulled the knife on himself in an attempt to get police to leave him alone.

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Micheal Foley
Micheal Foley joined RiverTown Multimedia in July 2013 and serves as editor at the New Richmond News. In the past he has worked at several news outlets including in Hudson, Wis., the Desert Sun in Palm Springs, Calif., the Leader-Telegram in Eau Claire, Wis., and the Pioneer Press in St. Paul, Minn. He began his career as a Marine Corps journalist. He served as a reporter and photographer in Okinawa, Japan, and editor of the base newspaper at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego, Calif. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin–River Falls.
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