Friends described Haasz as basically peaceful although plagued by mental and substance abuse problems. Four local officers approached him in an Allentown parking lot, mid-morning, as he had a knife stuck in his own sternum. Pepper-spraying him only enraged him, and the four officers shot him eleven times, fatally.

ID: 789

Victms Name: Albert Haasz
Age: 40
Gender: Male
Race:

City: Allentown
County: Lehigh
State: PA
Zip Code: 18101
Country: United States of America

Agency: Allentown Police Department

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Circumstances surrounding mental health: Friends described Haasz as basically peaceful although plagued by mental and substance abuse problems. Four local officers approached him in an Allentown parking lot, mid-morning, as he had a knife stuck in his own sternum. Pepper-spraying him only enraged him, and the four officers shot him eleven times, fatally.

Symptoms of mental health: Yes

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