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Sources: Brian Berger tried to commit suicide last night

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — WWAY has learned from sources close to Brian Berger that the New Hanover County Commissioner tried to kill himself at his home last night.

Police and EMS responded to Berger’s home. An Event Report shows the New Hanover County 911 Center received a call from a female at 11:16 p.m. for a medical call at Berger’s home. The notes show that the patient was a 34-year-old male who was conscious and breathing.

The report goes on to say that the “caller does not want to get involved,” and that “she adv subj does have guns in the residence and and possibly knife or whatever.”

Wilmington Police say they were called around 11:30 p.m. to assist EMS. So far a police spokeswoman has not been able to track down an incident report, if one exists.

The Event Notes from 911 also say that the call “was advd to save what info she has…that LEO may need what she has on her cellphone as evidence.”

When police arrived at Berger’s home, they were initially unable to make contact with anyone at the house and noted that an upstairs light was no longer on. Eventually the responders said everything was 10-4 and that the patient would meet them at the backdoor, which, according to the notes, happened a few minutes later.

The notes say a police officer then told dispatch that the officer was “10-17 wpd to submit evidence.” 10-17 is the law enforcement radio code for “en route.”

A police spokeswoman says she believes Berger was taken to the hospital.

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