A man shot himself in the head, crashing his vehicle in Lacombe early Thursday morning during a pursuit by St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office deputies, Capt. Daniel Seuzeneau said.

The man had made suicidal threats earlier in the evening, Seuzeneau said, and deputies were pursuing him when he crashed on U.S. 190.

Deputies discovered that the man had shot himself once in the head. He was transported to a hospital and was still alive Thursday afternoon, Seuzeneau said.

No law enforcement officers fired their weapons during the incident, he said.

The Sheriff's Office did not release the man's name.

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