Vermont’s labor commissioner Michael Harrington took down a knife-wielding intruder. Police on Tuesday responded to Harrington’s home where they arrested David Young, 32.
The source says Commissioner Harrington defended his household, tackled Young and held him to the ground until police arrived. No one was seriously hurt.
Young was taken to the hospital and then charged with aggravated assault and burglary. Police confirm that after his release, Young took his own life. Young was the commissioner’s neighbor.
In a statement, Harrington emphasized the importance of mental health services, especially for our nation’s vets. He went on to say: “The individual who showed up at our door Tuesday night was not the man we knew before that evening… We learned that he was a combat veteran experiencing a mental health crisis.