Former Georgia House Speaker Glenn Richardson held a gun to his head and threatened to kill himself less than two weeks ago, a Paulding County Sheriff’s Office report states.
Richardson’s suicide threat followed a domestic dispute in Atlanta the night of Aug. 5, according to an incident report obtained by the AJC through an Open Records request.
After the domestic dispute, Richardson told an Atlanta police officer over the phone that “he was going to Hiram to end all of his problems and would kill himself,” the report states. The domestic dispute took place in Atlanta, though the Pauling police report did not provide a specific address.
When a Paulding officer arrived at Richardson’s home in Hiram, a person at the home told the officer he took the pistol away after Richardson pressed it to his head. The man, whose identity was not immediately clear, told the responding officer that Richardson was in the bathroom, threatening to harm himself. When the officer approached Richardson, he responded that he “was not going to hurt himself or anybody else.”
Richardson was transported to the hospital for evaluation, according to the report.