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The New Jersey police officer who shot at fellow officers and forced a lockdown of his former Bucks County neighborhood for 10 hours Sunday was trying to commit “suicide by cop,” according to authorities and court documents.

“Tell the police I have a surprise for them, this is the way I want to die,” Richard Klementovich texted to his parents during his 10-hour standoff at his ex-wife’s house in Doylestown Township, according to court documents released Monday.

“I get angry. Angry at this job and law enforcement,” Klementovich wrote in e-mail to his ex-wife, Jill Major, according to court documents. “And it’s them who I will take out my anger on. They will do the job I couldn’t and take my life.”

Klementovich, a 42-year-old Army veteran, ultimately surrendered and was charged with 85 counts of attempted homicide, aggravated assault, recklessly endangering another person, assault on police officers, and possessing an instrument of crime.

Read more at thePhiladelphia Inquirer

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